India touched a landmark milestone with operationalization of more than 50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centers. This has led to improved access to affordable primary health care services for more than 25 crore people in the country.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan congratulated the States and Union Territories for their efforts in operationalizing the Health and Wellness Centres despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister said, this has been made possible due to the joint efforts of the Center and the States and Union Territories’ government. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also thanked the frontline health workers, the Medical Officers, the Community Health Officers and ASHAs for their dedication to the cause of providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care services in these difficult times.
Ayushman Bharat Scheme was launched in 2018 which aimed at providing Comprehensive Primary Health Care services to the communities closer to their homes.
Around 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres are to be established by the year 2022.