Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi reached his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Monday to launch the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission – one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening the existing healthcare infrastructure. Along with initiating the start of the healthcare scheme, he also inaugurated multiple developmental projects worth Rs 5,200 for his constituency.
The Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission has been launched with the aim to redefine, automate and strengthen existing healthcare policies in the country. It falls under the umbrella of the National Health Mission.
After the pandemic, the country and its governments realised the shortcomings of the healthcare system and processes. Hence, to fill the gaps in the public healthcare infrastructure, with the main focus on primary and critical care facilities in both – rural and urban areas, the policy has been devised and launched pan-India. According to the current plan, the policy aims to provide support for 17,788 rural health and wellness centres in 10 high focus states. In addition, 11,024 urban health and wellness centres will be established in all the states.
During his stay in UP, he also inaugurated nine medical colleges to boost the city’s healthcare scenario. The inauguration took place in a virtual ceremony from Siddharthnagar. The medical colleges built for Rs 2,329 crores are located in Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur districts. Out of all the nine colleges, eight are sanctioned under a centrally sponsored scheme, while one has entirely been made functional through the state government’s resources.
Source: India TV