Over 1.5L Ayushman Bharat health & wellness centres operationalised before Dec 31: Health Ministry

In a major achievement to strengthen the country’s health infrastructure, India has crossed a milestone, as 150,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centers (AB-HWCs) have become operational before December 31, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the nation for this achievement and said that India has successfully achieved the goal it had set.

Translating the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi into reality, the collective efforts and collaboration of the states/UTs and the Central government has taken India to a global model of guaranteed and comprehensive healthcare services, he said.

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“1,50,000 Health and Medical Facilities! PM @NarendraModi ji had set a target of starting 1.5 lakh AB-HWCs in the country by December 2022. I am happy to inform that today we have achieved this target. These facilities will strengthen our mission. healthcare basic citizens,” Mandaviya said on Twitter.

Prime Minister Narender Modi also applauded these efforts and said in a retweet, “India’s prosperity lies only in healthy citizens. These health and wellness centers built in record numbers will play a major role in this. This success will fill a new. power in New India.”

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To ensure the accessibility of health services in the interior regions of the country through various schemes, AB-HWCs have gone through e-Sanjeevni calls, where about four lakh calls are made every day, the department said.

It added that more than 86.90 crore beneficiaries were screened for non-communicable diseases, including 29.95 crore for hypertension, 25.56 crore for diabetes, 17.44 crore for oral cancer, 8.27 crore for breast cancer and 5.66 crore for ovarian cancer.

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“Due to the increase in AB-HWCs, the number of essential medicines has increased to 172 in primary health centers and health centers and 105 in small health centers and health centers, while essential diagnostics have expanded to 63 in PHC- HWCs and 14 in SHC-HWCs,” said the department.



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