“Smart healthcare revolution with BSKY”- Manoj Mishra, Secretary, Electronics & IT


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Manoj Mishra is leading a ‘digital revolution’ in governance. As a result of his efforts to use IT for a range of government-to-citizen (G2C) services, Odisha is positioning itself as a leader in digital technologies. His vision aligns with Naveen Patnaik’s 5T governance framework, which aims to leverage technology to deliver transparent services on time.
More than 250 services (from different departments) are currently available online under the 5T framework, and more than 150 more services are in development. For the convenience of citizens, the state is also launching a project to bring all public services under one unified portal (“Odisha One”).


One of the striking takeaways among the plethora of e-governance applications in Odisha is the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and the distribution of Smart Health cards to the beneficiaries. Smart Health Cards will be provided to 3.5 crore people in 96 lakh families. Treatment costs for each family can reach up to Rs 5 lakh each. Every year, women can claim benefits up to Rs 10 lakh. Odisha is the first state to provide such services in the health sector. The cards will be distributed phase-by-phase to all beneficiaries.
Connecting citizens with the government so they can utilize the full suite of government services is what Mishra is working on. He has found a reliable ally in technology.

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