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 16-22. Union Health Minister, Health Minister of States and Union Territories, MPs, MLAs, senior officials of the Union health ministry, principal health secretaries, health secretaries of States and UTs, senior officials of the State Health departments, 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 healthcare.
Block-level health Melas at more than one lakh AB-HWCs in at least one block in each district of the States and UTs are being organised across the country. Each block-level health Mela would be for one day and each block in the State and UTs will be covered from April 18-22.
On the second day of the health Mela, more than 3.57 lakh people participated and around 490 blocks organised health Melas across the country. Further, more than 60,000 ABHA Health IDs were created and 21,000 PMJAY Golden Cards were issued in addition to thousands of screenings being done for hypertension, diabetes and other diseases.
Record three lakh teleconsultations through the e-Sanjeevani platform were done in a day at AB-HW centres on April 16. This has been the highest number of teleconsultations ever done at these centres on a single day, surpassing its earlier record of 1.8 lakh teleconsultations per day.