Chandigarh, August 13
Punjab has achieved the first rank in operationalisation of health and wellness centres (HWCs) as per the latest ranking of states released by the Union Government. The scheme was launched in the state in 2019.
Health & Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said despite restrictions on the movement of people due to Covid-19 pandemic led lockdown, HWCs across Punjab recorded 28.1 lakh footfalls in the last five months. OPD services, RCH services, preventive and curative clinical services for communicable and non-communicable diseases were being provided at these centres by the HWC team. — TNS