The launching program of Sub Center-Health and Wellness Center under Ayushman Bharat was launched today by Principal Secretary for Health & Family Welfare, I. Himato Zhimomi at Meriema Sub Center, near Kohima. Launching the program, Himato said that under Ayushman Bharat there are two pillars, National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) and Health & Wellness Center (HWC), where Nagaland State is launching the Health & Wellness Center today with 56 Centers across the State. He stated that the main objective of Ayushman Bharat is not only to stay healthy but also to maintain healthy mind and spirit in our lives. Under the NHPS a person who has been registered with the schemes will get 5 lakhs cashless benefit in the event of ailments. He said with the inauguration of the HWC center, not only our health but also our wellness and welfare as a whole will be considerably improved by availing the best services being provided at the center. Himato mentioned that healthy mind and spirit is equally important as healthy body for growth and development of the state.
He also urged the churches to come forward and create awareness to the people on how to stay healthy and happily with our fellow citizens. Different activities have been conducted as part of this program in order to stay fit and healthy, he added. The Mission Director National Health Mission of Nagaland Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru chairing the program said that the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare envisages upgradation of all 1.5 lakh SCs to Health & Wellness Centers (HWCs) in the country for provision of comprehensive primary healthcare by December 2022. Keeping in line with this, Dr. Medikhru said that the Department of Health and Family Welfare Nagaland (NHM) has upgraded three Urban Primary Health Centers and two Primary Health Centers and now with the upgradation of 56 SCs in Nagaland, which will be upgraded in a phase manner. He said that the key principal of the program is to bring Healthcare closer to home. – United News of India