Key points Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission
Key points Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. On October 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission which is one of the largest pan-India schemes to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure across the country. This mission is launched in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) which is an addition to the National Health Mission.
The objectives of the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission
This mission will fill gaps in public health infrastructure in critical care facilities and primary care in both rural and urban areas. It will provide support for 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in ten high-focus states. 11024 urban health and wellness centres will be established in all the states. Prime Minister’s Office said that critical care services will be available in all the districts across the country that have a population above 5 lakh, through exclusive critical care hospital blocks. The remaining districts are going to be covered through referral services.
Access to a full range of diagnostic services within the public healthcare system
Under this scheme Integrated Public Health Labs will be set up in all the districts. People will have access to a full range of diagnostic services within the public healthcare system through a network of laboratories across the country.
PMO also said that a national institution for one health, 4 new national institutes for Virology, a regional research platform for WHO South-East Asia Region, 9 biosafety level-3 laboratories, 5 new regional national centre for disease control will be set up under this scheme.
Trained frontline health workforce to tackle any kind of health emergency
Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission will work to train the frontline health workforce to tackle any kind of health emergency.