03 September 2019 | News
In line with Ministry of AYUSH’s commitment to make 12,500 AHWCs functional in next three years
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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched 10 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres (AYUSH HWCs) located in Haryana, in line with Ministry of AYUSH’s commitment to make 12,500 AHWCs functional in next three years.
The Prime Minister said, necessary improvements are being brought in for roping in more and more professionals in not only in the field of modern medicine, but also the AYUSH. He also praised the idea of AYUSH grid, which will help remove a number of silos in this sector. Modi said, the government is keeping AYUSH in mind while planning over 1.5 lakh wellness centres in the country. Of the 12.5 thousand AYUSH wellness centres planned, around four thousand are likely to be opened within this year, he said.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik said that the Prime Minister takes special interest in AYUSH system. It was his initiative that Ministry of AYUSH will run 10% of the 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres across the country as part of Ayushman Bharat.
He further elaborated that these Centres will be complementing the National Health Policy 2017 that insisted upon integration and mainstreaming of AYUSH services in conventional health care delivery system.