The Odisha government on Thursday said it will not implement the Ayushman Bharat, the Central government's ambitious health insurance scheme but the 'Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana' which was announced two days ago.
The Ayushman Bharat programme was meant for 61 lakh families of Odisha while the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana covers 70 lakh families, the minister said.
Under this programme, a family would get up to Rs 5 lakh per annum to meet healthcare expenditure in all government-run hospitals. The scheme will come into effect from August 15 this year.
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