Ayushman Arogya Mandir: Transforming Healthcare | 29 Nov 2023

The Union Government has decided to rename the existing Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) as ‘Ayushman Arogya Mandir’ with the tag-line ‘Arogyam Parmam Dhanam’.

  • Ayushman Bharat aims to shift from selective healthcare to offering a full spectrum of services, covering preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative, and palliative care. It comprises two components:
    • First: The creation of 1,50,000 Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs) for free Comprehensive Primary Health Care, emphasizing wellness and a wider array of services at the community level.
    • Second: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), extends health insurance of Rs. 5 lakhs per year to over 10 crore impoverished families for secondary and tertiary care.
  • The HWCs aim to provide an extensive range of services encompassing non-communicable diseases, palliative and rehabilitative care, oral, eye, and ENT care, mental health support, and initial care for emergencies and trauma, along with free essential drugs and diagnostics.

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