Uttar Pradesh, M.P. and Rajasthan get maximum grants in last three years

• These states have received 5-6 per cent of the total grant allocation.

• Most of the North-East States have got less than 1 per cent of NHM grants.

• National Health Mission (NHM) was launched by the government of India in 2013 subsuming the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) (focused on rural areas) and the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) (focussed on urban areas).

Key objectives:

• Reduction of infant mortality and maternal mortality.

• Universal access to public health services such as women’s health, child health, drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and universal immunization.

• Population stabilization, gender and demographic balance.

• Access to integrated comprehensive primary health care.

• The main programmatic components include Health System Strengthening, Reproductive-Maternal- Neonatal-Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A), and Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases.

• Centre-state funding pattern will be 75:25 for all the States except North-Eastern states including Sikkim and other special category states, funding pattern will be 90:10.

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Mains Paper 2: National

Prelims level: National Urban Health Mission

Mains level: Key objectives of the program

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