Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Health Mansukh Mandaviya on December 29 said that a total of 1,70,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs), rechristened as ‘Ayushman Arogya Mandirs’, have been created in the country.
The Union Minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone for two critical care blocks and BSL-3 labs in Vijayawada under the PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM) scheme.
Mandaviya also inaugurated seven Integrated Public Health Laboratory (IPHL) labs at Old Government General Hospital.
The pan-India health infrastructure strengthening scheme–PM ABHIM–was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2021. It aims to produce robust outcomes in Public Health leapfrogging India to one of the most advanced countries in the world in terms of management of Public Health outbreaks.
Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister said that PM Modi looked at the health sector with a holistic approach.