Bhubaneswar: Biju Swasthy Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), the unique universal health programme of Odisha Government strides success with noticeable progress during the current calendar year. This was known from a performance review meeting taken by Secretary Health and Family Welfare Shalini Pandit.
Recent Review showed that around 6.31 lakh persons from the poor families having either BSKY smart card or PDS card were provided high quality clinical treatment in different specialty hospitals under private sector free of cost during the current calendar year up to 25 December.
State Government paid around Rs.1389 cr to the empanelled private sector hospitals towards cost of their treatment.
Chief Executive Officer of State Health Assurance Society Dr Brundha D. appraised that these patients were from all 30 districts of Odisha.
Cent percent of the patients coming to hospitals with BSKY eligibility were counselled through telephonic call from 104. The patients were also provided handholding support by the Swasthya Mitras engaged by State in these hospitals. These patients were treated through either of the total number of 2056 clinical packages provided through BSKY. The problems and grievances relating use of cards, cashless treatment etc were immediately attended to and resolved in a time bound manner keeping in view emergency requirement of the patients.
Secretary Health & FW Shrimati Pandit directed to intensify IEC and awareness building activities on BSKY in remote rural areas of Gajpati, Kandhamal, Sonepur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Nabrangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri districts so that people get required information and assistance for high quality clinical care.
Discussions in the meeting showed the patients or their attendants could make pre-contact with toll free number 104 for treatment in any of the empanelled hospitals of their choice. They could get their BSKY card related problems resolved through telephonic call to 155369. People could also communicate their need and grievances through toll free number 14545, Twitter account @bskyodisha and Facebook account bskyodisha.
Shrimati Pandit directed to create wide awareness among the people about all the facilities provided under BSKY. District Coordinators and Swasthya Mitras were asked to handhold the people with missionary spirit