Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Friday launched the distribution of Smart Health Card under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Malkangiri. Smart Health Card, is an initiative, which is first of its kind in the country, can change the face of healthcare services to people in Odisha.

With this Card, People can avail quality healthcare services in as many as 200 hospital chains of the country including Odisha. About 3.5 crore people from 96 lakh families will be benefited. In this type of no frills system, a person will simply go to a hospital only with the card and avail all the treatments without any hassle.

From Malkangiri alone , 1.55 lakh families will be benefited.

While families can avail treatment costs upto Rs 5 lakh per annum, for women members of the family, it is up to Rs 10 lakh.

Sukri Dhangda Majhi from Bonda community was the first recipient of the Smart Health Card.

Malkangiri is the remotest place from State capital Bhubaneswar. Naveen Patnaik earlier had started his most effective one rupee rice scheme from Malkangiri too.

This shows the kind significance the CM gives to Malkangiri and it’s tribal people.