National Urban Health Mission

The proposed National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) aims to address the public health care needs of urban population. It involves revamping/creation/upgradation of primary, secondary and tertiary health care service delivery system in urban areas. NUHM would cover all cities/towns with a population of more than 50000. Towns below 50000 population will be covered under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

It would cover urban population including slum dwellers; other marginalized urban dwellers like rickshaw pullers, street vendors, railway and bus station coolies, homeless people, street children, construction site workers, who may be in slums or on sites. The existing Urban Health Posts and Urban Family Welfare Centres would be taken as existing infrastructure under NUHM and will also be considered for upgradation.

Inter-sectoral coordination mechanism and convergence will be planned between the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) and the NUHM.

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