On the occasion of 75th Independence Day celebrations, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced to provide Smart Health Cards to 3.5 crore people in the state under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. The Chief Minister said the initiative will transform health service delivery system and create history in the health sector of the country. He said the move will usher in a new era in state’s health sector.

The Chief Minister said, “All the people of entire Odisha are my family. “People should get hassle free quality treatment at best available health care facilities. So Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana was redesigned to provide Smart Health Cards to people that will work as debit cards for a certain amount,” he further said. It will go a long way in strengthening health security of people of Odisha, the CM added.

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