Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) Services – Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 Launched by Central Govt.

Published Date - 14 April 2018 05:48:37 Updated Date - 14 April 2018 05:49:17

A new Health and Wellness centre is set to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Ayushman Bharat National Health Scheme. 

On Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti (14 April 2018), PM Modi inaugurates first Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) in Jangla, district Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. Under the scheme, the government will transform sub-centers and primary health care centers into Health and Wellness Centres (HWC). These HWC will provide the comprehensive health care service to the people of BPL families.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana will include all secondary and tertiary hospitalization process in public / private empanelled hospitals. As per the information, the National Health Protection Scheme beneficiaries includes 10 crore bpl families.

List of Services provided Under Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) –

Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi has launched Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 as the nation takes decisive stride for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Central govt. will transform around 1,50,000 Sub centers and primary health centers into Health and Wellness Centres (HWC). First HWC is opened at Jangla, dist. Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. The List of Services provided through these health & wellness centers is as follows:-

  • Pregnancy and Child Birth
  • Neo-Natal and Infant Health
  • Childhood and Adolescent Health
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • Common Ophthalmic and ENT Problems
  • Oral Health
  • Mental Health Ailments
  • Elderly and Palliative Health
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Management of Communicable Diseases
  • General out-patient Care
  • Non-Commmunicable diseases

All the BPL families whose name appears in the Socio-Economic and Caste Census – SECC-2011 data can avail benefits.

Health and Wellness Center Features

Following are the highlights and features of Health and Wellness Centres/ Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018.

  • Free essential medicines
  • Free diagnostics facility
  • Health Promotion using Yoga
  • Robust and Secure IT System
  • Cashless Benefits through Health Cards
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Tele-Consultation

PM Ayushman Bharat Yojana is an initiative of central government for providing free, cashless and paperless treatment to BPL families under Universal Health Insurance Scheme. As a benefit, the scheme will provide an insurance coverage of Rs. 5.0 lakh to all bpl families. There is no eligibility for the scheme such as income, family size, age and other limits.

ABY will also cover pre and post hospitalization benefits and its benefits are portable across the country. Payment of treatment will be made on Package Rate basis and all cost of treatment will get included in it.


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