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Odisha’s BSKY Initiative: Over Rs 3,550 Crore Invested in Affordable Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations

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The BSKY initiative in Odisha, launched in 2018, has been a beacon of hope for over 16.5 lakh patients, with the government dedicating over Rs 3,550 crore towards their healthcare. The commitment to affordable and accessible healthcare is evident as the funding increased from Rs 41 crore in 2019-20 to a substantial Rs 1,907 crore in 2022-23. This robust investment, totaling Rs 3,550 crore so far, reflects the state’s determination to provide cashless treatments and support to those in need.

Key Highlights of Odisha’s BSKY Initiative:

  • Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) in Odisha has supported 16.5 lakh patients with healthcare.
  • The Odisha government has invested over Rs 3,550 crore in the BSKY scheme.
  • Funding for the program has steadily increased, from Rs 41 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 1,907 crore in 2022-23.
  • BSKY, launched in 2018, provides cashless treatment at empanelled private hospitals and c

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