Rajasthan‘s first wellness resource centre has been launched here in collaboration with Indus Wellness Code Trust (IWCT) of Silicon Valley, U.S., with emphasis on ―multidimensional wellness and the centre will cater to the wellness needs by reckoning on each person specific needs thus Focusing on a holistic model of health, happiness and well-being,

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Implementations Similar to the North American model 

  •  Jaipur-based Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) signed a memorandum of understanding with IWCT here earlier this week for establishing the centre.
  • Similar centres have been functioning in North America for the last three years under the aegis of India Community Centre-Crack the Wellness Code, with which 130 doctors are associated.
  • The centre in Jaipur will provide relevant information to the visitors and offer evidence-based resources in audio, video, and text formats on multiple dimensions of wellness.
  •  It would cover several aspects, such as physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental, occupational, financial, technological and legal wellness.
  •  The alliance between IWCT and IIHMR will also enable the latter‘s Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship to extend support to the upcoming healthcare start-ups.
  •  The MoU would not only facilitate knowledge generation and dissemination activities, but would also influence the government‘s policies towards wellness and prevention of diseases.

Important Aspects of the programme

  •  A wellness index on the lines of happiness index needs to be created in the country to assess all dimensions of well-being.
  •  The COVID-19 pandemic had created an urgency among the health fraternity, giving rise to wellness as an important curative aspect of medical practice.
  •  The State government‘s Nirogi Rajasthan campaign was a similar initiative in which the people were given useful information for fighting diseases and protecting themselves and their families.
  •  The wellness resource centre‘s mission will also be to educate, inspire and empower the people to ensure their overall well-being.


AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres

  • In 2020, the Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres (AYUSH HWCs) in the National AYUSH Mission (NAM).
  • AYUSH HWC is a component of the Ayushman Bharat.
  •  In 2018, the Government of India decided that 1.5 lakh health & wellness Centres would be created by transforming existing sub-health centres and primary health centres to deliver comprehensive primary health care.
  •  So, it was decided that the Ministry of AYUSH would operationalize 10% of the total sub-health centres as HWCs under Ayushman Bharat.
  •  Expenditure - ₹3399.35 Crore (with a ratio of almost 2:1 between the centre and the states respectively)
  •  Time - Within a period of five years from 2019-20 to 2023-24.


 AYUSH HWCs operating under NAM will have the following objectives:

  • To establish a holistic wellness model based on AYUSH principles and practices focusing on preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative healthcare by integration with the existing public health care system.
  • To provide informed choice to the public in need, by making the AYUSH services available.
  • To spread community awareness about lifestyle, yoga, medicinal plants and provision of
  • medicines for selected conditions as per strength of AYUSH systems.
  •  After consulting with the States/UTs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and other ministries involved, the Ministry of AYUSH has proposed two models for operationalization of AYUSH


○ Upgradation of existing AYUSH dispensaries.

○ Upgradation of existing Sub Health Centres (SHCs).

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● Enhanced accessibility to achieve universal health coverage for affordable treatment.

● Reduced burden on secondary and tertiary health care facilities.

● Reduced out-of-pocket expenditure due to self-care model.

● Integration of AYUSH in implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 (Good Health and Well-being), as mandated by the NITI Aayog.

● Validated holistic wellness model in target areas.





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