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Farmer Health Cover Extended

As many as 57.64 lakh farmers and their families in Odisha would be benefited with health insurance as the State Government today decided to extend the date till 31 July under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY).

 
A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of a high power committee held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at State Secretariat here today.
 
The meeting revealed that as many as 25,60,602 families have been covered under Section I (Stream-1) BKKY, while 32,02,757 families  got coverage under Section-II of the scheme. And, the State Government has so far allocated Rs 405.38 crore.
 
As many as 4.66 lakh families have received financial assistance to the tune of Rs 279 crore from various insurance companies for treatment in government and private hospitals in the State.
 
The State Government has listed a total of 551 hospitals, including 128 private hospitals, specialty hospitals and medical colleges for providing healthcare facilities to farmers’ families under the scheme.
 
Presiding over the meeting Mr.Padhi urged the concerned officials and insurance companies to ensure hassle free and cashless medical benefits.
 
Discussion was also held to spread awareness on use of BKKY Smart Cards for availing medical treatment at government hospitals.
 


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