Ayushman Bharat Arogya Mandir (Previously called as Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres)

Ayushman Bharat Arogya Mandir (Previously called as Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres)

What is the mission

The mission of the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) program is to transform 150,000 existing Sub Centres and Primary Health Centres in urban & rural areas into Health and Wellness Centres by December 2022 to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services, including maternal and child health services, non-communicable diseases, and free essential drugs, diagnostic services, teleconsultation, and health promotion including wellness activities like Yoga.

Why is the mission

The mission aims to shift from selective to comprehensive primary healthcare, addressing a wide range of health issues to provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC), which ensures the highest possible level of health and well-being at all ages, through a set of preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services.

Who implements the mission

The mission is implemented by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in collaboration with National Health Mission (NHM) and state governments

What benefits would this mission yield to the people

  • Improved Access to Healthcare: People, especially in rural and remote areas, will have better access to essential healthcare services.

  • Comprehensive Care: HWCs provide a range of services, including maternal and child health, management of non-communicable diseases, and mental health care.
  • Preventive Healthcare: Emphasis on preventive care will help in early diagnosis and management of diseases, reducing the incidence of severe health conditions.
  • Reduced OOPE: With improved primary care services, there will be a reduction in out-of-pocket expenses (OOPE) for secondary and tertiary care.
  • Enhanced Health Outcomes: The overall health outcomes of the population are expected to improve with better healthcare delivery at the primary level.

Know more about the mission: https://nhsrcindia.org/practice-areas/cpc-phc/comprehensive-primary-health-care

Graam has conducted a comprehensive Assessment of the Implementation of Ayushman Bharat Arogya Mandir (previously known as Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres) across India. This initiative, under the larger Ayushman Bharat scheme, aims to transform primary healthcare delivery by upgrading existing facilities and expanding coverage to rural and underserved communities. Our findings highlight the progress made, challenges faced, and the impact on healthcare accessibility and quality. For detailed insights into our assessment and recommendations for further improvements, please visit our project link here. https://graam.org.in/home/projectdetails/103

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