Indian Public Health Standards, 2022: Volume IV (Health and Wellness Centre-Sub Health Centre)
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Indian Public Health Standards, 2022: Volume IV (Health and Wellness Centre-Sub Health Centre)

16 April 2022

Summary

The Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) are a set of specifications for the planning and maintenance of public healthcare infrastructure in the country. The standards aim to enable the public healthcare sector in providing affordable and accessible health services. Initially published in 2007 under the National Rural Health Mission, the standards were first revised in 2012. Introduction of initiatives and programmes since 2012 such as the National Urban Health Mission in 2013, the National Health Policy in 2017 and Ayushman Bharat in 2018 necessitated further revision of the IPHS, the report notes. In addition to outlining minimum standards for public healthcare facilities and a framework for their implementation, the IPHS 2022 set forth norms to meet a ‘desirable’ level of functioning. This revised edition of the IPHS – published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India – was released on April 16, 2022. It was brought out in four volumes covering standards for Sub District Hospital and District Hospital (Volume I); Community Health Centre (Volume II); Health and Wellness Centre-Primary Health Centre (Volume III); and Health and Wellness Centre-Sub Health Centre (Volume IV). This 120-page document includes norms for Health and Wellness Centres-Sub Health Centres (HWC-SHC) providing primary healthcare services...

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi

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health healthcare health-services health-infrastructure public-health-system indian-public-health-standards health-workers health-and-wellness ayushman-bharat

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