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PM to visit UP on October 25 and launch Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission

Prime Minister's Office PM to visit UP on October 25 and launch Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure MissionAyushman Bharat Health Infrastructure

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PM to visit UP on October 25 and launch Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission

Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission to be one of the largest pan-India scheme for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country

Objective of Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure in both urban and rural areas

Critical care services will be available in all the districts with more than 5 lakh population

Integrated Public Health Labs to be set up in all districts

National Institution for One Health, 4 New National Institutes for Virology to be set up

IT enabled disease surveillance system to be developed

PM to also inaugurate nine medical colleges in UP

PM to inaugurate development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crores for Varanasi

Posted On: 24 OCT 2021 2:06PM by PIB Delhi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on 25th October, 2021. At around 10.30 AM in Siddharthnagar, Prime Minister will inaugurate nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. Subsequently, at around 1.15 PM in Varanasi, Prime Minister will launch Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. He will also inaugurate various development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crore for Varanasi.

Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission will be one of the largest pan-India scheme for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the National Health Mission.

The objective of Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both the urban and rural areas.  It will provide support for 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres in 10 High Focus States. Further, 11,024 urban Health and Wellness Centres will be established in all the States.

Critical care services will be available in all the districts of the country with more than 5 lakh population, through Exclusive Critical Care Hospital Blocks, while the remaining districts will be covered through referral services.

People will have access to a full range of diagnostic services in the Public Healthcare system through Network of laboratories across the country. Integrated Public Health Labs will be set up in all the districts.

Under Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission, a National Institution for One Health, 4 New National Institutes for Virology, a Regional Research Platform for WHO South East Asia Region, 9 Biosafety Level III laboratories, 5 New Regional National Centre for Disease Control  will be set up.

Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission targets to build an IT enabled disease surveillance system by developing a network of surveillance laboratories at block, district, regional and national levels, in Metropolitan areas. Integrated Health Information Portal will be expanded to all States/UTs to connect all public health labs.

Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission also aims at Operationalisation of 17 new Public Health Units and strengthening of 33 existing Public Health Units at Points of Entry, for effectively detecting, investigating, preventing, and combating Public Health Emergencies and Disease Outbreaks. It will also work towards building up trained frontline health workforce to respond to any public health emergency.

Nine medical colleges to be inaugurated are situated  in the districts of Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur. 8 Medical Colleges have been sanctioned under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for “Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals” and 1 Medical College at Jaunpur has been made functional by the State Government through its own resources.

Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, preference is given to underserved, backward and aspirational districts. The Scheme aims to increase the availability of health professionals, correct the existing geographical imbalance in the distribution of medical colleges and effectively utilize the existing infrastructure of district hospitals. Under three phases of the Scheme, 157 new medical colleges have been approved across the nation, out of which 63 medical colleges are already functional.

Governor and Chief Minister of UP and Union Health Minister will also be present during the event.

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