New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has said that the target of setting up 1.50 lakh Ayushman Bharat - Health and Wellness Centres ( AB- HWC) will become functional by December this year. 

Replying to a debate over a private member legislation namely the Right to Health Bill 2021 in the Rajya Sabha yesterday, Dr Mandaviya said that out of the total target of setting up 1.50 lakh

such Centres, one lakh 22 thousand are now functional. He said, at these Health and Wellness Centres, screening of 13 non-communicable diseases will conducted in addition to three types of cancers including breast and oral cancer. Dr Mandaviya also highlighted various measures taken for strengthening the health infrastructure and making the healthcare affordable and accessible.

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