Union minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Saturday inaugurated the first two health and wellness centers in Buxar district – a urban health center in Buxar and a health sub-center at Sikraul – under the Center’s Ayushman Bharat Scheme. Altogether 534 facilities are to be upgraded as health and wellness centers across 38 districts (334 additional primary health centers, 176 sub-centers and 24 urban primary health centers) in 2018-19. These shall be operationalised by March 2019. “The center will have an MBBS doctor, a staff nurse, two auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs), a lab technician, a pharmacist and a data entry officer,” said Choubey, inaugurating the Buxar center.
He added: “The centers will be equipped to provide primary healthcare. Apart from getting outpatient consultation, one can avail consultation through telemedicine facility. The centers would also conduct various tests for cervical and breast cancer among 19 types of tests. Medicines for blood pressure, sugar and cardiac ailments are also supposed to be available. Ante-natal and post-natal check-up will also be available and vaccination and all information related to new born babies will be provided at these centers.” He said yoga and wellness programmes will also be run by the centers. Pregnant women will be acquainted with delivery related problems, family planning. Adolescents will be counselled.
Indira IVF Patna’s chief embryologist Dr Dayanidhi spoke of rising fertility cases among men and women at a program organised by Indira IVF at a city hotel on Saturday. He attributed lifestyle issues and delayed marriage for this. Health minister Mangal Pandey inaugurated the program and stressed on the importance of infertility clinics. – Telegraph India