While interacting with women during Ama Gaan Ama Bikash program, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced increase in health cover for women from 5 lakh to 7 lakh. The facility will be provided under Biju Swasthya Kalyana Yojna.
The Chief Minister said that the historic initiative, which is a first in the country, will ensure adequate healthcare coverage for women in the state.
He said the State Government accords to priority to women and has launched various programmes from MAMATA, Mission Shakti and KHUSHI to providing them land rights and houses and cycles and hostels for girls. The increased health cover is a major step for health and well-being of women.