The Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) were launched in 2018 with the aim of providing comprehensive primary healthcare services to all Indians. The centers are located in rural and urban areas and offer a range of services, including:
- Maternal and child health care
- Family planning
- Communicable disease control
- Non-communicable disease management
- Mental health care
- Geriatric care
- Palliative care
The centers are staffed by trained doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. They are also equipped with essential medicines and diagnostic equipment.
The renaming of the AB-HWCs as ‘Ayushman Arogya Mandir’ is a significant step in the government’s efforts to strengthen primary healthcare in India. The new name is more reflective of the comprehensive range of services offered by the centers and is likely to increase their visibility and accessibility.
The government is committed to expanding the network of Ayushman Arogya Mandirs to ensure that all Indians have access to quality primary healthcare. The government is also working to improve the quality of services offered by the centers and to ensure that they are adequately staffed and equipped.
The renaming of the AB-HWCs as ‘Ayushman Arogya Mandir’ is a positive development that is likely to have a significant impact on the health of millions of Indians.