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Ayushman Bharat Block Health Melas conduct around 6 lakh diabetes screenings in a week

In a week, 6.75 lakh hypertension screenings, 6.11 lakh diabetes screenings, 2.05 lakh cataract screenings, and over 1.76 lakh teleconsultations were conducted at Ayushman Bharat block-level health melas, according to the Union Health Ministry.

In a week, more than 27.31 lakh people visited 3,204 block health melas in 33 states and UTs, according to the report. Over 3.66 lakh ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) IDs were issued across India, with the highest number of 56,321 in Maharashtra, while over 1.17 lakh Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) golden cards were created, predominantly in Karnataka (22,091).

According to the government, 1,009 Block Health Melas held blood donation camps and 519 had organ donation registration.

From April 16 to 22, the Ministry of Health, in conjunction with states and union territories, will commemorate the fourth anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The Block Health Melas began on April 18 across 33 Indian states and union territories. These health melas are attracting thousands of individuals to get quality healthcare, as well as necessary drugs and diagnostic services, according to the statement.

They provide as a platform for health education, wellness lifestyle information, and other healthcare services aimed at early disease diagnosis and treatment. The melas will run until the end of April, according to the statement.

The Union Health Minister, Health Ministers of States and UTs, MPs, MLAs, senior officials of the Union Health Ministry, Principal Health Secretaries/Health Secretaries of States/UTs, senior officials of the state Health department, representatives, and local dignitaries are also visiting AB-HWCs to raise public awareness about the importance of AB-HWCs in providing affordable and accessible healthcare.

Source: PTI

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