PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Health
Varanasi (UP), Oct 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
The prime minister's initiative is one of the largest pan-India schemes aimed at strengthening the healthcare infrastructure across the country.
The objective of the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is to fill gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas. It will provide support for 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in 10 high focus states.
Under the scheme, 11,024 urban health and wellness centres will be established in all the states. This helps to build critical care services in the districts with over five lakh populations across the country. Whereas the remaining districts will be covered through referral services.
Through a network of laboratories across the country, people will have access to a full range of diagnostic services in the public healthcare system and integrated public health labs will be set up in all the districts.
A national institution for one health, four new national institutes for virology, a regional research platform for WHO South East Asia Region, nine biosafety level-III laboratories, five new regional national centre for disease control will be set up under this scheme. PTI