Jharsuguda, 15/11:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the distribution of smart health cards under the Biju Health Welfare Scheme in Jharsuguda district. About 1.15 lakh people in the district will get the facility. Twelve districts of the state, including Jharsuguda, participated in the program.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister announced that the Hirakud River Dam project would provide housing to 2,000 displaced families in Jharsuguda. This will eliminate the long-term problem of the displaced.
Today, the Chief Minister inaugurated various projects worth Rs 297 crore in Jharsuguda. Various projects worth Rs 144 crore have been inaugurated and the foundation stone has been laid for Rs 153 crore. Inaugurating two warer treatment plants for Jharsuguda and Brajrajnagar, the Chief Minister said that this would allow the people of these two cities to get good drinking water.
The Chief Minister said that a drinking water project worth Rs 618 crore was being implemented to provide safe drinking water to all villages and towns in Jharsuguda district and said that by June 2022, piped water would be supplied to 1.22 lakh households in the district.
Highlighting the irrigation projects in the district, the Chief Minister said that 1,000 hectares of farmland have been irrigated under the Parbatigiri Mega Lift Irrigation Project. In addition, 4 mega elevators worth Rs 186 crore are under irrigation work in the district and the target of providing irrigation facilities to all parts of the district will be met soon, the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister said that the construction of a 1,000-bed cardiac hospital under construction in Jharsuguda would be completed soon. “It simply came to our notice then. Rs 102 crore has been spent on this.
The Chief Minister was happy to announce that 150,000 people in the district would get smart health cards under the Biju Health Welfare Scheme.
The Chief Minister said that three and a half crore people from 96 lakh households in the state would benefit from the Smart Health Card. This will help our poor people get rid of many health problems, especially financial ones. He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer. Now people can get better treatment at 200 of the country’s largest hospitals by holding a piece of card without any hassle. “It simply came to our notice then.
The Chief Minister said that every life is precious to him. Be it a farmer or a miller or a rickshaw puller – let everyone live with dignity. “It’s the goal of his various welfare programs,” he said.
“Odisha is the only state where the state government bears all the expenses from testing to treatment for all patients during the coronation,” he said, adding that every life is worthwhile.
Initially, the Chief Minister paid homage to the great warrior hero Surendra Sai and said that his ideals, struggles and patriotism have inspired us for ages. The Chief Minister also paid tribute to freedom fighters Bihari Ram Tanti, Lakshmi Narayan Mishra and Chintamani Pujari.
The function was attended by Health Minister Shri Das Das, Rural Development Minister Shri Sushant Singh, Bargarh MP Shri Suresh Pujari and Brajrajnagar MLA Shri Kishore Mohanty among others who highlighted the development of Jharsuguda district in various fields. They said that the Chief Minister’s efforts to bring the development of the state to a new level in all spheres and to protect the poor are rare across the country.