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Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission

Published on October 27, 2021
Current Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’.
Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission
  • It was launched from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The mission is the pan India mission which aims to strengthen the healthcare sector and infrastructure in India.
  • The mission is in addition to the National Health Protection Mission (Ayushman Bharat Yojana).
  • The funds of Rs 5,000-crore are sanctioned for the mission.
  • The ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’ will work to eradicate the gaps in public health infrastructure and will bring critical care facilities.
  • It will work to bring primary health care facilities to urban and rural parts of the country.
  • The 17,788 rural health and wellness centers in 10 high focus states will be benefited from the mission.
  • Under the mission, 11,024 urban health and wellness centers will be established in the urban areas.
  • Also, a national institution for one health, four new national institutes for virology, a regional research platform for WHO South-East Asia Region, nine biosafety level-III laboratories, five new regional national centers for disease control will also be established.
  • It will help to augment the screening of diseases as the infrastructure required to check and monitor diseases will be developed.
  • The mission will also generate employment opportunities in rural and urban areas.

Question: 

Q.1 In Oct 2021, PM Modi launched Rs ____ ‘Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’?
a. Rs 3,000-crore
b. Rs 6,000-crore
c. Rs 4,000-crore
d. Rs 5,000-crore
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