As a first step, 13 AyurSanjeevaniKendras have been established at CSCs in 13 blocks of Amthi district. These centres have been set up to complement and support the Government’s existing AYUSH infrastructure by providing grassroot level access to health and wellness service among rural communities.
Citizens, especially pregnant women and lactating mothers can avail the following services at these centres: telemedicine consultation in Ayurveda, Unani & siddha; Ayurveda & homeo medicines and wellness products; anaemia and BMI screening for women and children as part of Poshan Abhiyan.
Apart from this, these centres will also carry out promotion of yoga and meditation; identification of severely acute & malnourished (SAM) children and their management; and information dissemination about the importance of early breastfeeding and nutrition in infants and toddlers.
Inaugurating the centres through videoconference, Hon’ Minister Smriti Irani said, “Through CSC, we will be able to reach each and everyblock in the country with basic health services through AYUSH through these centres. It will also help us scale the reach of health services at the grassroots and empower citizens by enabling access to quality healthcare.”
Secretary, AYUSH, Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said, “The initiative of AyurSanjeevani Kendra through CSCs can be a milestone in Indian health services and help us move towards AtmaNirbhar Bharat. In a recent survey, we found that 85 percent of India population has been taking AYUSH treatment during Covid pandemic. These centres will not only function as telemedicine centres but also be a major contributor towards an anaemia free India.”
Secretary, Women & Child Development, Shri Ram Mohan Mishra said, “The traditional Indian medicines have a vast potential in handling malnutrition. The Village Level Entrepreneurs of CSC, whohave already done a great job in furthering the Digital India mission, have now been entrusted the important work of ensuring healthcare through AYUSH for the remote and backward villages in our country.”
Elaborating on the new initiative, Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC SPV said, “AyurSanjeevani Kendra is a unique initiative for the empowerment of pregnant women and new mothers. Apart from availing telemedicine consultation through AYUSH, women and children can also avail information and advice regarding aspects of nutrition and health from these centres. Today we have launched 13 centres in Amethi. In days to come, we will set up similar centres in all 6000 blocks of the country.”
On the occasion, the Hon’ Minister also interacted with 13 VLEs who have set up AyurSanjeevani Kendra in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.