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NUHM (National Urban Health mission)



The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) as a sub-mission of National Health Mission (NHM) has been approved by the Cabinet on 1st May 2013.NUHM envisages to meet health care needs of the urban population with the focus on urban poor, by making available to them essential primary health care services and reducing their out of pocket expenses for treatment. This will be achieved by strengthening the existing health care service delivery system, targeting the people living in slums and converging with various schemes relating to wider determinants of health like drinking water, sanitation, school education, etc. implemented by the Ministries of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Human Resource Development and Women & Child Development. Goals : i) Need based city specific urban health care system to meet the diverse health care needs of the urban poor and other vulnerable sections. ii) Institutional mechanism and management systems to meet the health-related challenges of a rapidly growing urban population. iii) Partnership with community and local bodies for a more proactive involvement in planning, implementation, and monitoring of health activities. iv) Availability of resources for providing essential primary health care to urban poor. v) Partnerships with NGOs, for profit and not for profit health service providers and other stakeholders








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Sri Swapan Kumar Das


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Gautam Das