The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, December 21
Under the aegis of CM Bhagwant Mann, Punjab is consistently improving its health indicators. In congruence with the Punjab government’s resolve to make Punjab number one in the health sector.The results of the efforts being put in the last eight months are starting to appear as Punjab is bagging validations of the central government in the health sphere.In one such recognition, on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage Day, Punjab has been awarded for achieving the target to open Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) well in advance of the timeline of December 2022.
Disclosing more about this feat Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra stated that Punjab has successfully operationalized 2989 HWCs in the state against GoI’s set target of 2810 HWCs by December 2022. It is a major step forward in betterment of health facilities in the state and speaks volumes about government’s push for improvement in health infrastructure.
Speaking about the working of HWCs Jauramajra stated that these Centres play a major role in primary and preventive health care. These centres cater to a population of approximately 5000 and are manned by a Community Health officer, one ANM, One Health worker and ASHAs.These internet-enabled centres also work as Telemedicine nodal point for the public. All the persons above the age of 30 residing in the jurisdictional area of the centre are enlisted and suspected individuals are tested at the nearest higher health facilities to identify any Non Communicable disease.
The Minister praised the hard work being put in by the concerned Health officials who were instrumental in achieving this feat and exhorted them to work in the same manner in future also to provide best health facilities to the people of Punjab as envisioned by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.