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CM unveils universal health coverage scheme

| | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a slew of healthcare initiatives to ensure universal health coverage in the State.

“One of our major commitments is universal health coverage. Today I am happy to announce that each and everyone visiting any Government health institution from the district to sub-centre level would be provided all health services free of cost,” Patnaik said.

“Biju Swasthya Kalyana Yojana would be implemented in the State from August 15. Under the scheme, secondary and tertiary cashless health- care assistance would be provided up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum. About 3.5 crore people of the State covering more than 70 lakh families would be benefited by the landmark initiative,” said the Chief Minister.

Moreover, dropback assistance of Rs 500 would be provided to all pregnant women and infants who visit public healthcare facilities.

All the three initiatives would be implemented by the Government from August 15, 2018.




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