Govt to convert 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centers into Wellness Centers Key Highlights:
- On September 16, 2018, Union Health Minister JP Nadda declared conversion of 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-centres into wellness centers by 2022.
- He also sought the support of the private sector for offering better health care to the people.
- These aims to facilitate screening of every individual aged 30 for blood pressure, diabetes, tuberculosis, breast cancer and leprosy among others.
- He also announced the Kayakalp initiative that would encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help the facilities stay clean and hygienic.