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‘More health and wellness centres coming up’

Union Minister for Science and Technology and Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said India will have 1.50 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) by 2022. About 22,000 HWCs catering to primary healthcare were already functioning across the country, he added.

He told reporters here that the number of HWCs was expected to rise to 40,000 by March next year and added that funds towards setting up of 51,000 HWCs had already been released. From vaccination to preventive healthcare and screening for various diseases, the centres will look into healthcare needs of ...

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