PMC to start nine Health and Wellness Centres
According to officials, twenty more such facilities will open in the coming months
In a month, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will open nine Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) to provide preventative, curative, and primitive health and medical services.
According to officials, twenty more such facilities will open in the coming months.
The HWC will be established in accordance with the Central Government’s directive of the 15th Finance Commission.
PMC will open 29 HWCs this year, and work on nine centres has been completed and will be operational before the end of the month.
However, work on the remaining 20 HWCs is currently underway and will take several months, according to officials.
HWCs will be built in Dhankawadi, Hadapsar, Kondhwe Dhawde, Bavdhan, Paud Road and Shivne, among other locations.
The institutes will offer curative therapy and management for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as well as prenatal care to pregnant women.
Immunisation will be provided as part of preventive care for children, pregnant women, and citizens.
In primitive care, Yoga classes will be conducted at the centres, informed the officials.
Dr Jadhav also stated that there will be a Teleconsulting service for patients who visit the clinics and require the consultation of experienced and specialised specialists.
Dr Vaishali Jadhav, assistant health officer of PMC, said, the majority of the centres are in the villages recently merged in PMC limits and will help to provide better healthcare facilities to such citizens.