Health and Wellness Centers to be Opened in Haryana

As many as 26 Health and Wellness Centers would be started in Haryana under the Aayushman Bharat – Haryana Health Protection Mission (AB-HHPM) by August 25 this year. This was stated by Chief Secretary, DS Dhesi during the first meeting of Governing Council of Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Authority (AB-HHPA) constituted for implementation of AB-HHPM in the state. Dhesi said that health centers and primary health centers of every major Panchayat of the state would be developed as Health and Wellness Centers by the Central Government. This will provide comprehensive primary healthcare services across the country. Ayurvedic, Unani and proven Yoga methods would be used for treatment in these centers, said he.

During the meeting, the “Ayushman Bharat – Haryana Health Protection Mission” scheme was reviewed. The implementation of the scheme would be shared in the ratio of 60:40 by the Center and State Governments respectively. It was informed that the scheme would benefit 15.5 lakh families (which include about 9.25 lakh families of rural areas and about 6.25 lakh families of urban areas) eligible as per social economic and caste census in the state. A sum of ₹225 crores would be spent under this Mission. In addition to this, ₹450 crore would be spent by the State Government on 30 lakh other families not covered under social economic and caste census. – Daily Pioneer

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