New Delhi: Over 4.4 crore Ayushman cards — which enable free treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh per anum per family at empanelled hospitals — have been generated during the ongoing Ayushman Bhava campaign. More than five crore Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHA) were also created during the campaign, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday (December 29). This is reflective of data up to December 28, it said.
Under the ongoing Ayushman Bhava campaign, the cumulative footfall of Ayushman Arogya Mandir Melas and Community Health Centre Melas has reached over 11 crore at 13.8 lakh health melas till December 28. The melas included 9,21,783 wellness, yoga, meditations with over 1.02 tele consultations conducted. Besides around 6.4 crore people received free drugs and 5.1 crore people received free diagnostics services.
Besides 74,04,356 people received Ayush services and 10,99,63,891 were counselled for lifestyle activities.
Also, 45,43,705 pregnant mothers registered in the first trimester and completed the first absolute neutrophil count (ANC) checkup and immunisation was provided to over 29 lakh mothers and 49 lakh children.
In addition, a total of 4,44,92,564 Ayushman cards have been generated and 1,15,923 Ayushman Sabha organized. Seven types of screening — TB, hypertension, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer and cataract — were conducted for 18.9 crore people.
6,41,70,297 people received free drugs and 5,10,48,644 people received free diagnostics services, the press release stated.
Community Health Centre Melas witnessed a registration of 1,54,41,950 people. Over 1.1 crore patients took consultations at general OPD while 49,67,675 patients consulted specialist OPD. Also 38,309 major surgeries and 1,30,760 minor surgeries have been conducted till December 28.
74,04,356 people received Ayush services and 10,99,63,891 were counselled for lifestyle activities.
President Droupadi Murmu virtually launched the ‘Ayushman Bhav’ campaign as well as the Ayushman Bhava Portal from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on September 13, 2023.
To facilitate further access to Ayushman Cards, generate ABHA IDs and raise awareness about vital health schemes and disease conditions, such as non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis, and sickle cell disease, health melas have been set up in various parts of the country since September 17, 2023.
These health camps are designed to inform and empower citizens about the government’s flagship schemes, create awareness and deliver the benefits of welfare programmes directly to the people.
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