1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres

Goal of opening 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres achieved: Health Minister Mandaviya

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the development and noted that the health of India’s people, which would be greatly aided by the record-high availability of these centres, is the key to the country’s growth.

New Delhi: According to Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, the government has opened all 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centers across the nation. To bring healthcare closer to the community, the government under Ayushman Bharat set a goal of converting existing 1,50,000 lakh Sub-Health Centers (SHCs) and rural and urban Primary Health Centers (PHCs) nationwide as AB-HWCs by December 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the development and noted that the health of India’s people, which would be greatly aided by the record-high availability of these centres, is the key to the country’s growth.

He said that this accomplishment will give the new India a new life. “PM @NarendraModi ji set a goal of opening 1.5 lakh AB-HWCs in the nation by December 2022, or 50,000 Health & Wellness Centers. I’m pleased to report that we succeeded in achieving this goal today. These facilities would undoubtedly improve the population’s access to primary healthcare”, Mandaviya tweeted in Hindi.

The operational guidelines on Ayushman Bharat comprehensive primary health care through Health and wellness centres released in 2018 gave the states and union territories the specific guidelines with regard to staff, equipment, facilities, and money while converting the PHCs and SHCs to AB-HWCs.

In accordance with data updated by states and UTs on the HWC Portal through December 26, these AB-HWCs conducted 25,55,27,170 screenings for diabetes and 29,94,26,521 for hypertension.

Similar to that, it was reported that these functional AB-HWCs had conducted 17,43,31,240 screenings for oral cancer, 5,66,37,370 for female cervical cancer, and more than 8,27,00,336 for female breast cancer.

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