Under PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), it is envisaged to develop two self-contained Container Based Mobile Hospitals as a part of Strengthening Disaster and Epidemic Preparedness. These can be deployed at a short notice, during emergencies such as natural calamities or disasters and epidemic outbreaks, as per the needs of the country.
Government of India is developing critical care hospital blocks in 602 districts under PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM). Government of India has launched PM-ABHIM with an outlay of Rs. 64,180 crores till 2025-26 envisages increased investments in public health and other health reforms to safeguard against future public health emergencies by focusing in health infrastructure.
Government of India aims to set up 1,50,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) by December 2022, as the platform to deliver Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) closer to the home. Under Ayushman Bharat, the existing Sub-health Centres (SHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) are being transformed into AB-HWCs to deliver Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) that includes preventive, promotive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative services which is universal, free and close to the community. As per HWC Portal, total of 80,545 nos. of AB-HWC (including 54,507 SHC-HWC, 21,830 PHC-HWC and 4208 UPHC-HWC) are operationalized as on 2ndDecember 2021.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare administers a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for ‘Establishment of New Medical Colleges Attached with Existing District/Referral Hospitals’. Under this scheme, 157 new medical colleges have been sanctioned in three phases. Out of these, 70 medical colleges have become functional.