AIIMS Bhubaneswar to provide free treatment to patients

AIIMS Bhubaneswar to provide free treatment to patients

The AIIMS, Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to patients under the Odisha government's health care system. (DH Photo)

The AIIMS, Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to patients under the Odisha government's health care system, state Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said on Tuesday.

The AIIMS, Bhubaneswar signed an MoU with the Health and Family welfare department of Odisha government.

As per the agreement, AIIMS-Bhubaneswar will provide free treatment to needy patients under the state government's Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), Das said.

The Health Minister also held a meeting with the management of private hospitals and discussed BSKY. Das urged the management to be sensitive while catering to the needs of economically-backwards patients.

So far the state government has signed an agreement with 196 private hospitals both in the state and outside to ensure that poor patients from Odisha get health service under BSKY.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on August 15, 2018, had launched the Biju Swastya Kalyan Yojana which covers around 70 lakh families in the state.

The provisions of the BSKY provides annual health coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family and 7 lakh per women members of the family. 

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