Bhubaneswar: Ministry of Health &Family Welfare, has felicitated Odisha for achieving the target of December 2022, for operationalization of Health and Wellness Centers (HWC) in the State.
On behalf of the State H&FW Department, Dr Brundha D, Mission Director, National Health Mission has received the coveted award from Union Minister, Health & Family Welfare on the eve of Universal Health Coverage Day celebration at Varanasi on Sunday.
As on today, 6304 HWCs are operational in the State to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services. 4792 Sub Centers, 1260 Primary Health Centers (PHCs), 105 Urban Primary Health Centers, 44 Urban Health & Wellness Centre (UHWC) and 100 AYUSH dispensaries have been converted and strengthened as HWCs.
In these HWCs, 12 types of primary healthcare services along with an expanded range of diagnosis and drugs are provided.
In addition, specialist and super specialist consultations are also provided through telemedicine (e-Sanjeevani) services by linking with District Headquarter Hospitals, Medical Colleges & Hospitals and other Tertiary level healthcare institutions.
Yoga sessions and various types of wellness activities are conducted at HWCs as part of preventive health. Population based screening of common NCD like hypertension, Diabetes, oral, breast, cervical cancer, and other communicable diseases like leprosy are conducted regularly by HWC team including ASHAs.