Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure MissionDate: 28 October 2021 Tags: Health
Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission has been launched by Prime Minister Modi in Varanasi.
The mission will be the largest pan-India scheme since 2005 for the creation and improvement of long-term public healthcare infrastructure.
The mission will work towards addressing three critical gaps in public health sector of India.
This includes setting up of Integrated Public Health labs for diagnosis of disease, augmenting health facilities for treatment and expansion of existing research institutions that study pandemics.
The mission will be implemented in each district of the country. The government will be spending Rs 64,180 crore on the scheme from the financial year 2021-22 to 2025-26.
Integrated Public Health laboratories will be set up across 730 districts of the country. About 20 metropolitan units, 5 regional branches of the National Centre for Disease Control will be set up.
The Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) will be set up at national level.
Comprehensive diagnostics and treatment infrastructure will be set up. This includes wellness centres in rural and urban areas.
Critical care centres will be set up in districts where the population is above 5 lakh. Container-based mobile hospitals will be set up at national level.
The mission’s third component will be based on comprehensive pandemic research. The existing viral diagnostics and research labs will be strengthened.
About 15 new bio-safety level III laboratories will be set up at the state level. Four new regional national institutes for virology will be set up at national level.