To promote preventive health care under the National AYUSH Mission, Ayurvedic dispensaries in 10 districts of the state including Gurugram are now being converted into AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) health and wellness centres. (AHWCs).
On 30 August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through video conferencing from the national capital, these AHWCs at Kasan (Gurugram), Bara (Ambala), Shahjahanpur (Faridabad), Sirundi (Karnal), Mahara (Sonipat), Barsana (Kaithal). Will inaugurate ), Kairaka (Mewat), Sector 9 (Panchkula), Rakhi Shahpur (Hisar), and Sulhera (Jind).
As per the instructions are given by the Prime Minister’s Office in February, the Ministry of AYUSH is to run 10% of the 1.5 lakh health and welfare centres as part of Ayushman Bharat. There are 12,500 AHWCs functionals across the country.
District AYUSH officer Manju Bangar said, “Haryana is the first state in the country with 10 AHWCs.” “As per the instructions, the already existing Ayurvedic dispensaries are being converted into AHWC. Through these centres, yoga will be promoted and a yoga instructor will also be appointed. In addition, a test centre will be opened to conduct minor tests.
Health workers – accredited social health workers (ASHAs) and assistant nurse midwives (ANMs) – have also been roped in to expand the outreach of AHWCs. “Usually, ASHA and ANM are assigned under the Ministry of Health. But now, they will also work with the Ayurvedic Medical Officer (AMO), who will now be designated as the Community Health Officer (CHO), ”said Bangar.
In a video conference with district administration officials on Monday, State Chief Secretary Keshani Anand Arora observed the preparations going on ahead of the inauguration of the AHWC. He said that PMs can talk to the attendees and sarpanch through video conferencing.