Implementation Status of HWC by Ayushman Bharat UP
In February 2018, the Government of India announced the creation of 1,50,000 Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) by transforming the existing Sub Centres and Primary Health Centres. These centres are to deliver Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) bringing healthcare closer to the homes of people. They cover both, maternal and child health services and non-communicable diseases, including free essential drugs and diagnostic services.
In first phase of 5 centers are identified in 51 medical colleges where Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institue of Medical Sciences - Lucknow, King George Medical University - Lucknow, Banaras Hindu University of Medical Sciences- Varanasi, Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College- Jhansi and other 18 medical colleges will be converted as hub. In this phase 100 each Health and wellness center will be connected through these telemedicine hub for providing telemedicine services as defined in Health and Wellness Center guidelines.
National Resource Center, SGPGI Lucknow has been given mandate by National Health Mission Uttar Pradesh to act as a mantor Organisation.