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NATIONAL HEALTH MISSION
The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched throughout the country by Hon�ble Prime Minister on 12th April, 2005 with the aim to provide for an accessible, affordable, acceptable and accountable health care through a functional public health system. It also aims to expedite achievements of policy goals set under the National Health Policy and the Millennium Development Goals. To achieve these goals, NHM shall endeavour to :
a. Facilitate increased access and utilization of quality health services by all.
b. Forge a partnership between the Central, state and the local governments.
c. Set up a platform for involving the Panchayati Raj institutions and community in the management of primary health programmes and infrastructure.
d. Provide an opportunity for promoting equity and social justice.
e. Establish a mechanism to provide flexibility to the states and the community to promote local initiatives.
f. Develop a framework for promoting inter-sectoral convergence for promotive and preventive health care.
- Reduction in child and maternal mortality
- Universal access to public services for food and nutrition, sanitation and hygiene and universal access to public health care services with emphasis on services addressing women�s and children�s health and universal immunization
- Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including locally endemic diseases.
- Access to integrated comprehensive primary health care.
- Population stabilization, gender and demographic balance.
- Revitalize local health traditions & mainstream AYUSH.
- Promotion of healthy life styles.
Achievements during 2014-15
With the inception of National Rural Health Mission there has been a tremendous change in the health delivery system of the State. Some of the major achievements made during the year 2014-15 are –
Village Health and Nutrition Day (VHND):
Village Health and Nutrition Days is a platform where all Health related programmes under the Department of Health & Family Welfare are converged and integrated services are provided to the doorsteps of the people at the Grassroots level. Various health care deliveries are provided not only for maternal, child health and immunization but also services are given for various diseases like tuberculosis, Malaria and lifestyle Diseases. From April 2014 till January 2015, 9661 VHNDs has been conducted in the State.