Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (PTI) The ruling BJD in Odisha on Thursday claimed that the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat medical insurance scheme, regardless of having obtained an elevated allocation within the 2023-24 Funds, can not dwell as much as the Naveen Patnaik authorities’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) by way of protection.
The Centre had on a number of events urged the Odisha authorities to implement the Ayushman Bharat scheme, however the state has to this point resisted the transfer, contending that the homegrown programme was far more helpful.
Addressing a press meet right here, BJD leaders Shreemaye Mishra and Goutambuddha mentioned that the state unit of the BJP was attempting to “mislead folks with false claims — one among which is that such the central well being scheme supplied higher support than the state authorities programme”.
“The Union Funds has uncovered the Odisha BJP’s false propaganda on Ayushman Yojana. Solely Rs 7,200 crore has been allotted for the scheme, which, if divided amongst 28 states and eight Union Territories, leaves 200 crore every year for every.
“The Odisha authorities spends about Rs 6,000 crore underneath BSKY, which, on a mean, ensures Rs 200 crore annual protection for each district of the state,” Mishra defined.
This aside, she identified, a lady can solely avail therapy of Rs 5 lakh underneath the central scheme, which is half of what she is entitled to get underneath BSKY.
Equally, for organ transplants, too, the state-run scheme gives extra support, she mentioned.
“Can BJP leaders rebuff these figures? Have they got the braveness? They gained’t they usually can’t. The saffron celebration is making a false narrative for vested political pursuits,” she said.
The BJD chief additionally asserted that the state authorities has to this point obtained beneficial responses to its well being scheme.
“If BJP leaders fail to grasp the distinction between the 2 schemes, we shall be blissful to elucidate it once more with figures,” she added.
Responding to the assertions, BJP state president Samir Mohanty mentioned the state ought to first launch the names of beneficiaries underneath BKSY earlier than “making tall claims”.
“The BJD is levelling politically motivated allegations towards our celebration.
“Let the state authorities come out with an inventory of names who’ve benefited from BSKY and the providers they’ve availed. Solely then we’ll speak extra on this matter,” he added.