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Odisha CM distributes smart health cards in Bolangir

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 22: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched smart health card in Bolangir district under State’s flagship scheme, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).

Patnaik visited the Western Odisha district and started distribution of the smart cards at Patnagarh, Titlagarh and Bolangir towns.

He also inaugurated various projects worth Rs 200 crore and laid foundation stones for different projects of Rs 597 crore in the district.

The projects are on infrastructure, education, health, livelihood, sanitation, irrigation, energy, women and child development.

Stating smart health cards is a milestone in the health care delivery system in India, he said the BSKY scheme has been implemented in a new form by distributing the cards to all ration card holders under National Food Security Act (NFSA) and State Food Security Scheme (SFSS).

About 96 lakh families in the State including 4.5 lakh families of the Bolangir district will benefit from the cards, he said.

Now, without showing any document, the beneficiaries can avail free health services by using this card in more than 200 big hospitals across the country including Odisha, Patnaik said.

Each family can avail treatment cost up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. Women members can avail this benefit up to Rs 10 lakh every year, Patnaik further said.

“For me, every life is precious. The State will progress, if everyone remains healthy,” he pointed out.

Patnaik had announced the distribution of smart health cards to the BSKY beneficiaries on the occasion of Independence Day this year.

He has already launched this scheme in Malkangiri and Sundergarh districts in two phases.

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Call me “Dada”, not “Sir”, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb to employees

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Agartala: In what appears to be a step to boost the morale of the government employees, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday asked the government employees to call him “Dada” instead of “Sir”. “Call me Dada, not sir. It enhances the warmth of the relationship”, Deb told a gathering of government employees.

Deb exhorted the government employees of the state especially ASHA and Anganwadi workers of the state asking them not to dishearten as the state government was eager to improve their pay structure.

“I salute the ASHA and Anganwadi workers of my state. The level of dedication that my sisters have shown during the pandemic period deserved applause. I know, they want to hear good news from me and I am assuring you all that this government will not disappoint anyone”, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told a gathering of government employees at Badharghat sports school field organized by Vivekananda Vicha Manch (VVM).

VVM has emerged as a big platform of government employees, of late, and Sunday’s public rally was its first big gathering to thank the Chief Minister for the series of steps his government took for the welfare of the employees.

“I know what challenges you people are facing. Nothing is hidden in front of me. I am assuring you all everything will be taken care of in the due course of time”, he added.  Lauding the efforts of government employees Deb said, without them no government office can function.

“Due to the efforts of government employees, people can access the benefits of the state sponsored welfare schemes. But, for a prolonged period the employees did not get their right to do something freely. They were trapped in the clutches of unions. In the previous regime, Left sponsored unions used to enjoy supreme power which had reduced the whole work culture of the state to tatters. In 2018, you people showed courage and voted BJP to power”, said Deb.

“Despite fund constraints, the state government is positively working on the issues of DA and other factors pertaining to the interest of the government employees. Our government has already addressed a number of issues related to financial benefits. The ad-hoc promotion, increment for Group D, Group C employees, regularization of SSA teachers, seventh pay scale, UGC scale for professors, special benefit for LTC are to name a few. All these indicate what we want to do and we shall do what we promise”, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also asked the officials not to call him “sir” suggesting them to refer to him as “Dada” as it makes the relationship stronger and cherished. The Chief Minister also distributed clothes among children of Badharghat sports school during the programme. State BJP President Manik Saha, Minister Ram Prasad Paul, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, MLA Mimi Majumder, state BJP Vice President and president of Vivekananda Vichar Manch Rajib Bhattacharjee also spoke on the occasion.

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