Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said that the West Bengal government should implement the Central Medical Insurance Scheme AB-PMJAY at the grassroots level for the benefit of the people.

Mandaviya, during his visit to West Bengal, said the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to provide quality health services to all citizens of the state.

The minister reviewed various programs providing health services in the state including Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).

He said, “The state government should implement the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme at the grassroots level for the benefit of the people of West Bengal. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that the health services in the state are of the highest quality. “

During his visit, he reviewed the status of funds released under Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres, National TB Elimination Programme, National Health Mission (NHM), Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), telemedicine services, medical education reviewed. , and the Sickle Cell Anemia Elimination Program.

Referring to the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres, Mandaviya said, “Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Center is a great initiative to provide comprehensive primary health services to the people near their homes.”

Mandaviya said that under the National Health Mission, 800 sub-centres have been approved in West Bengal at a cost of Rs 288.72 crore. Two Urban Community Health Centers at a cost of Rs 10 crore and 37 new Urban PHCs at a cost of Rs 27.75 crore were approved.

Besides, 404 Ayushman Bharat Urban Health and Wellness Centers have been approved, he said.

The Minister said, “The Government of India is committed to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025 and emphasized that we are taking all necessary steps to ensure that the funds released under the National Health Mission are effectively utilized.” Go.”

Mandaviya further said that under the 15th Finance Commission, 223 Block Public Health Units at a cost of Rs 180.12 crore and 719 sub-centres at a cost of Rs 290 crore have been approved in the state. He said that 10,358 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centers are operational in West Bengal with an attendance of 16,82,87,430 people and 2,08,42,397 tele-consultations have been given.

He said that PM-ABHM is a great initiative to provide quality health services to the people of West Bengal. “We are also working to ensure that telemedicine services are available to all citizens of the state.”

In his review of medical education and sickle cell anemia eradication programme, the minister said, we are committed to provide quality medical education to the people of West Bengal. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that the sickle cell anemia eradication program is successful.

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