Manipur conferred best state in Northeast India for successful implementation of 'TB Mukt Bharat Campaign'
The 'TB Mukt Bharat Campaign' kickstarted on March 24, 2022 and ended on April 14, 2022.
Updated 18 Apr 2022, 8:03 am
Manipur has secured the first rank among the Northeastern states in 'TB Mukt Bharat Campaign' under Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centres (AB-HWC) by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
The campaign which kickstarted on March 24, 2022 on the occasion of World TB Day ended on April 14, Ayushman Bharat -Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) Day.
"Indeed a proud moment as Manipur was conferred the best state in Northeast India for the successful implementation of 'TB Mukt Bharat Campaign' under Ayushman Bharat (HWC) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare , GoI," Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted.
This was announced by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during the 4th Anniversary celebrations of Ayushman Bharat – Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) through a video conference on Saturday.
Accentuating the healthcare services being provided through the digital platform of tele-consultation, the Union Health Minister noted that “Health is an important issue in the development sector.
E-Sanjeevani is providing affordable and accessible health care as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. People in many states have been quick to recognise the benefits of e-sanjeevani and this has led to an encouraging trend of widespread rapid adoption of this digital modality of seeking health services. Today, some HWCs are also providing screening services for some serious diseases like Oral Cancer, Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer. This helps the country not only in early detection but also in providing early treatment to the patient. Healthy Citizens can only make a Healthy Society and Healthy Society builds a Healthy Nation. AB-HWCs are a stepping stone towards this vision," the Union Health Minister said.
The Union Health Minister advised states/UTs to promptly and proactively spread awareness regarding AB-HWCs health melas which will be organised under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) from April 18-22 in addition to the Yoga sessions to be organised on April 17 at all HWCs.
Mandaviya also advised states to extensively do screening for TB, Cervical Cancer, Diabetes and Oral Cancer during this Health Mela
AB-HWCs are a major shift from selective to comprehensive primary health care inclusive of promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care; from disease-centred to wellness centred; and whole-of-society approach, institutionalizing intersectoral coordination in alignment with the emergent international ‘Health in All’ approach as a complement to ’Health for All’.
Translating the intent of the National Health Policy 2017 to achieve Universal Health Coverage into budgetary commitment, the Government of India announced the establishment of 1,50,000 Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) in February 2018, the Union Health Ministry stated.
First published:16 Apr 2022, 3:00 pm