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Block-level health melas in at least one block in each district of the State and UT are being organised. (Pic credit: PIB)
Block-level health melas in at least one block in each district of the State and UT are being organised. (Pic credit: PIB)

More than 4 lakh people participate in Ayushman Bharat health melas on day 3

ANI | Updated: Apr 21, 2022 17:09 IST


New Delhi [India], April 21 (ANI): More than 3.5 lakh people participated in the Ayushman Bharat block-level health melas organised in 484 blocks on Wednesday, while over 71,000 Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) health IDs were created and 17,000 Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) golden cards issued, in addition to the thousands of screenings conducted for hypertension and diabetes.
Yesterday was the third day of the health melas. On the second day 3.57 lakh people participated while on day one more than 3.5 lakh people took part in the melas.
"On the third day of the Health Mela, more than 4 lakh people participated and around 484 blocks organized Health Melas across the country. Further, more than 71,000 ABHA Health IDs were created and 17,000 PMJAY Golden Cards issued in addition to thousands of screenings being done for Hypertension, diabetes etc," the ministry said.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in collaboration with states and union territories is celebrating the 4th Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from April 16 to April 22.
From April 18 to April 22, block-level health melas at more than one lakh AB-HWCs in at least one block in each district of the State and UT are being organised across the country.
According to Health Ministry, each block-level Health Mela would be for one day and each block in the State/UT will be covered.
A record 3 lakh teleconsultations through the e-Sanjeevani platform were done in a day at Ayushman Bharat - Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) on April 16, 2022.

"This has been the highest number of teleconsultations ever done at AB-HWCs on a single day, surpassing its earlier record of 1.8 lakh teleconsultations per day," it added while adding that on April 19, 2022, more than 25,000 teleconsultations were done throughout the country.
Union Health Minister, Health Minister of States and UTs, MPs, MLAs, senior officials of the Union Health Ministry, Principal Health secretaries and Health Secretaries of States and UTs, senior officials of the State Health Department, representatives and local dignitaries are also visiting the AB-HWCs and creating awareness among the public reading the importance of AB-HWCs in providing affordable and accessible Health care.
Translating the intent of the National Health Policy 2017 to achieve Universal Health Coverage into budgetary commitment, the Central Government announced the establishment of 1,50,000 Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) in February 2018.
AB-HWCs are a major shift from selective to comprehensive primary health care inclusive of promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care; from disease-centred to wellness centred; and whole-of-society approach, institutionalizing intersectoral coordination in alignment with the emergent international 'Health in All' approach as a complement to 'Health for All'. (ANI)

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