Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana


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The scheme “Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana” was launched by the Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Odisha. It is a health insurance scheme that covers the medical expenses of the journalists and their eligible family members comprising of spouse and 3 wholly dependent children upto the age of 25 years. The Scheme provides insurance to Working Journalists of Odisha and their family for indoor and outdoor treatments.


  1. The scheme provides health insurance coverage to all the working Journalists of the state and their families comprising of spouse & 3 children age up to 25 years.
  2. Insurance coverage of ₹5,00,000/- only shall be provided to the family unit as defined above.

Note: The above limit shall be over & above the insurance coverage if any already taken by the employee.


  1. The applicant should be a Journalist.
  2. The applicant should be an Odisha-based journalist working either in Odisha or New Delhi for an Odisha-based newspaper.
  3. The Journalist should be working for a media house registered with the I&PR department, Odisha, New Delhi.