Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced health assurance scheme "Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana" that will benefit around 3.5 crore people from over 70lakh families in the state.
Under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, secondary and tertiary cashless healthcare assistance will be provided up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum.
Under this Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana programme, a family would get up to Rs 5 lakh per annum to meet healthcare expenditure at all government-run hospitals and the entire cost would be borne by the state government.
Statehood: 1 April 1936 (Utkala Dibasa or Odisha Day)
Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
Governor: Ganeshi Lal
Largest city: Bhubaneswar
Official language: Odia