Govt to make 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health, Wellness centres functional by December

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Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has said that the target of setting up 1.50 lakh Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centers (AB-HWCs) will be made operational by December this year.

Important facts

  • Mandaviya said that out of the total target of setting up 1.50 lakh such centres, one lakh 22 thousand are working now.

  • The Prime Minister had decided to set up 1.5 lakh health and wellness centers in 2017-18.

  • These centers will also organize yoga classes for health twice a week.

Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres

  • The central government has announced the setting up of 1,50,000 Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centers (AB-HWCs) in February 2018.

  • These centers provide comprehensive primary health care (CPHC) including child and maternal health services, non-communicable diseases, diagnostic services, and free essential medicines.

  • These centers provide comprehensive health care including non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health services.

  • They will also provide free essential medicines and diagnostic services.

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