Mizoram will upgrade sub-centers and PHCs to health and fitness centers.

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Aizawl: A block-level health fair was held in 8 blocks of Mizoram on Monday as part of the “Amrit Mahotsav of Independence”, the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, along with other parts of the country.

Extensive screening was provided to provide basic health services, an official statement said.

The event, held in the Aibawk block of Aizawl district, was attended by Health Minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana, the statement said.

Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister said that the people of Mizoram should take care of their health and observe them closely.

He said that regular medical examination is necessary to avoid serious illness.

The Minister also urged the people to eat healthy foods, exercise and follow a sleeping routine to ensure good health.

Noting that the state government is making massive efforts to expand the state’s Zoram Medical College (ZMC), Lalthangliana said that the critical medical care of 50 beds in a single medical college under PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. The block will be built.

He said a similar facility would be set up in Champhai in the eastern part of the state bordering Myanmar.

He said that a hospital worth Rs. 2 crore in Sialsuk of Aizawl district would be completed soon.

The Minister further said that all the health sub-centers and public health centers of the state would be upgraded to health and fitness centers.

Apart from Aibak, a one-day health fair was also organized on Monday in Serchhip, Lawngtlai, Thingdawl, Lungsen, Tlangnuam, Zawlnuam and Champhai blocks.

Mizoram has 26 rural development blocks.

The Health Fair will be held for one day in each block for one week till April 29.

During the Health Fair, Health IDs will be created for participants to maintain various health records in hospitals and they will be issued a Health Insurance Card (Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY Card).

The event will screen non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, breast and cervical cancer among others.

In addition, participants will be provided with free medical check-ups and medicines and health care services along with health lifestyle awareness at the health fair so that diseases can be diagnosed and treated early.

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