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Jul 21, 2019
1:41PM

20 thousand wellness centres to be completed this year under Ayushman Bharat

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20 thousand wellness centres will be completed by the end of the current year under Ayushman Bharat programme.

This was stated by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Hyderabad yesterday, he said that a total of 1.5 lakh wellness centres are to be established in the country under this programme.

Addressing scientists and officials of CSIR laboratories Dr Harsh Vardhan termed the Ayushman Bharat programme as a successful model in implementing universal health.


He asked them to work in a proactive and out of box manner to reduce sufferings of people, especially those with rare and genetic diseases. He asked the scientists to work in a focused manner so that the results of the research reach people. 


The minister further said the government has set a target of eradicating Tuberculosis from the country by 2025. He also informed that the new National Medical Council Bill will be introduced in Parliament on Monday.

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