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Short News: ‘Team Claw’ and the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 

 

 

Team Claw

  • Context: A team of people with disabilities on Independence Day embarked upon a journey to trek the Siachen Glacier.
  • Aim: the team will attempt a world record for the largest group of people with disabilities to scale the highest battlefield in the world.
  • Team Claw: It is a group of armed forces veterans working towards empowering people with disabilities. They are executing this expedition to the Siachen Glacier.
  • This expedition is part of the ‘Operation Blue Freedom Triple World Records’.
  • Claw global: set up in January 2019 by Major Vivek Jacob, a retired Para Special Forces officer, with the aim of teaching life skills to adventurers and people with disabilities.

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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana 

  • Context: Recently, Odisha government decided to provide smart health cards to 3.5 crore people in the State under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), which would enable each family to get treatment cost up to ₹5 lakh per annum.
  • This would make Odisha the first State in the country to provide such smart health cards.
  • The BSKY was redesigned to provide Smart health cards to people that will work as a debit card for a certain amount.
  • Key features of the re-deigned BSKY:
  • Scope: each family member can avail treatment cost up to ₹5 lakh per annum while women members can avail this benefit up to ₹10 lakh every year.
  • Access: beneficiaries could avail health services in more than 200 hospital chains of the country, including in Odisha.
  • Beneficiaries of national and State food security schemes, Annapurna and Antodaya, will get this Smart health card.

 

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