Health Infrastructure Current Affairs, GK & News

Delhi approves Rs 1544 Cr under State ECRP 2021-22

In its battle against COVID-19, Delhi Cabinet has approved a budget of Rs 1544 crores for improving health systems in the union territory. Key Points Delhi cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, approved the ‘Emergency COVID Response Package (ECRP). This budget will be used: To enhance testing & labs To procure supplies To mobilize ..

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PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission on October 25, 2021, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Key Points This scheme is of worth Rs 5000-crore and is India’s largest scheme launched to scale-up health infrastructure. The mission was launched to improve the public health infrastructure in urban as well as rural areas. ..

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NITI Aayog: Assessment report of District hospitals

According to the “Assessment report of District Hospitals” by NITI Aayog, a district hospital in India has 24 beds per 1 lakh population, on an average. Key Findings NITI Aayog’s study called “Best Practices in the Performance of District Hospitals” was released on September 30, 2021. This report was prepared, after assessing 707 hospitals across ..

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India begins ‘Extension of Hospitals’ Project

India has started “Extension of Hospitals” project in several states to bridge the gap in major health infrastructure to fight against Covid-19 in India. Key points Project will run especially in rural areas and smaller towns. Modular hospitals are an extension of hospital infrastructure. It will be built adjacent to existing hospital building. What is ..

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Integrated Geospatial Platform to complement Arogya Setu

On April 15, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology launched Integrated Geospatial Platform to complement Arogya Setu and integrate data from several other initiatives. The platform will help in planning area-specific strategies to handle socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. The platform aims to provide map based data about the COVID-19 affected region in the country. ..

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Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana: Cabinet approves setting up of 20 AIIMS

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved plan to set up 20 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country and upgrade 73 medical colleges. The decisions are part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), which has been extended by two years till 2020 with financial outlay ..

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