National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) launched

National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) launched

First launched at Karnataka

The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), aimed at providing primary healthcare for the poor in cities and towns with a population of over 50,000, was launched by Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad on Monday.

One of the flagship programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre, National Urban Health Mission is the urban counterpart of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

It will cover Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Ullal and Bagalkot in Karnataka in the first phase.

It will eventually cover 779 urban pockets across the country.

Mr. Azad said that five more States, which are ready with plans, are likely to launch the scheme within this financial year. [Source]


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