Newdelhi:26/10/21:Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today said the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission will help in the fight against pandemic-like situations in the future. He said, COVID-19 has given an opportunity to improve the health infrastructure in the country and the government has launched PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission with an investment of 64 thousand crore rupees.
The Minister said, for the treatment of diseases like cancer and diabetes and check-up at the primary level, the government took a decision to set up 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres. About 79 thousand such centres have started in the country.
Under the PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, an entire ecosystem for services from treatment to critical research will be created in every corner of the country. The aim is to strengthen the critical health care network from village to block to the district to the regional and national level in the next four to five years. Under the scheme, Health and Wellness Centers will be opened in villages and cities, where there will be facilities for the early detection of diseases. Facilities like free medical consultation, free tests, free medicine will be available in these centres. For serious illness, 35 thousand new critical care-related beds are being added in 600 districts and referral facilities will be given in 125 districts.