Pradhan Mantri Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Uttar Pradesh on October 25, 2021 and launch Pradhan Mantri Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana in Varanasi.

Key Points

  • Earlier on the same day, he inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh.
  • PM is also set to inaugurate several development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crore for Varanasi.

 About Prime Minister Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY)

  • PMASBY is going to be one of the largest pan-India schemes to strengthen healthcare infrastructure across India.
  • This scheme is being launched in addition to the National Health Mission.
  • It is a central sector scheme, that targets for building an IT enabled disease surveillance system by means of developing a network of surveillance laboratories at national, regional, district and block levels.

 Objective of PMASBY

  • PMASBY will be launched with the objective of filling critical gaps in public health infrastructure, with special focus on critical care facilities & primary care across the urban and rural areas.

 Facilities under PMASBY

  • The scheme will be providing support to 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres across 10 High Focus States.
  • Under it, around 11,024 urban Health & Wellness Centres will be established across all the States.
  • Critical care services will be made available through Exclusive Critical Care hospitals, in all the districts of India having more than 5 lakh population. Remaining districts will be covered by means of referral services.
  • People will get access to full range of diagnostic services in Public Healthcare system using a network of laboratories in India.
  • Integrated Public Health Labs will be set up under the scheme, in all the districts.

 Institutions to be set up under PMASBY

  • A National Institution for One Health
  • 4 New National Institutes for Virology
  • 9 Biosafety Level III laboratories
  • Regional Research Platform for WHO South-East Asia Region and
  • 5 New Regional National Centre for Disease Control.

yojna ias daily current affairs 25 Oct 2021

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