Lucknow: Augmenting the rural health infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday directed the officials to complete the set up of over 5,000 sub-health and wellness centres (HWCs) on priority.
To cater to the needs of the rural populace, five thousand new health sub-centres will be set up across the state. The decision was taken to provide communities with comprehensive primary health care services closer to their homes. With these new health centres, the schemes of government for the villagers will also be implemented in a proper manner, health officials here said on Friday.
The health department will ensure the presence of necessary medical equipment, doctors, and paramedical staff at these new sub-centres.
The state government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the span of the last four and a half years has worked in a planned and phased manner to expand the healthcare facilities and improve the medical and health infrastructure in the state. In addition, the government has laid special focus on enhancing the health facilities for the people residing in rural and remote areas in the state.
The centres will have arrangements for maternal health, child health, immunisation, adolescent health, diabetes, blood pressure check-up, and treatment for communicable and non-communicable diseases. Along with this, activities such as yoga and exercise, counselling, health education, emergency medical facilities will be available. Apart from immunization and maternal health check-up and treatment, people will be made aware of ways to prevent the spread of seasonal diseases.