41,000 AYUSHMAN BHARAT HEALTH CENTRES PROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO 8.8 CRORE PEOPLE


The Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs) form the primary pillar of Ayushman Bharat envisaging the provisioning of universal and comprehensive primary health care through transformation of 1,50,000 Sub Health Centres and Primary Health Centres into HWCs by 2022.

In Jharkhand, HWC teams screened people for Influenza like Illness and Severe Acute Respiratory Illness symptoms and facilitated testing for COVID-19.

The HWC team at Subalaya in Odisha conducted health check-ups and created awareness among people about preventive measures for COVID-19 .

The HWC team of Grandhi in Rajasthan supported the local district administration in screening all travelers for COVID-19 at the Bikaner-Jodhpur border check post.

8.8 crore footfalls have been recorded at the HWCs in the five months since February 1st of this year. Apart from this, in the last five months, 1.41 crore individuals were screened at the HWCs for hypertension, 1.13 crore for diabetes and 1.34 crore for oral, breast or cervical cancer.