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Union Health Minister asserts that Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission to help in fight against the pandemic

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.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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