Health & Wellness Center

Aayushman Bharat has been launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister which has two components:

Comprehensive Primary Health Care which will be delivered by Health & Wellness Centres.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna(PMJAY) - which will cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries-40% of Indian Family) providing coverage upto 5 lakh rupees per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.

To fulfill the Comprehensive Primary Health Care concept at village level these existing Sub Centers and Primary Health Centers are going to be converted into Health & Wellness Center. As part of this initiative universal screening, prevention and control for Common NCDs- Hypertension, Diabetes, and the three common cancers – Oral, Breast and Cervix has been rolled out in selected districts across the country. Remaining services would be added progressively, to strengthen and transform the SHCs and PHCs to the HWC, to provide comprehensive primary health care.

In these centers, following 12 packages of services are going to be provided :

  • Care in pregnancy and child-birth.
  • Neonatal and infant health care services
  • Childhood and adolescent health care services.
  • Family planning, Contraceptive services and Other Reproductive Health Care services
  • Management of Communicable diseases: National Health Programmes
  • Management of Common Communicable Diseases and General Out-patient care for acute simple illnesses and minor ailments
  • Screening, Prevention, Control and Management of Non-Communicable diseases
  • Screening and Basic management of Mental health ailments
  • Care for Common Ophthalmic and ENT problems
  • Basic Oral health care
  • Elderly and Palliative health care services
  • Emergency Medical Services

Key inputs for HWC include –

  • Infrastructure – Sufficient space for expanded service delivery, for medicine dispensation, diagnostics organized, space for wellness related activities including the practice of yoga etc with adequate spaces for display of communication material of health messages, including audio visual aids. Branding of the HWCs would be done as per the design in as shown.
  • Use of Telemedicine/IT platforms: At all levels, tele-consultation would be used to improve referral advice, seek clarifications, and undertake virtual training including case management support by specialists.
  • Capacity Building – Mid level provider will be trained in a set of primary healthcare and public health competencies through a six month training programme. They will be posted at Sub-Centre as Community Health Officer.
  • Health Promotion and community Mobilization –Health promotion would be facilitated through engagement of community level collectives such as – Village Health & Sanitation Committee(VHSNCs), Mahila Arogya Samiti(MAS) and Self Help Groups
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