About NRHM

Concept of NHM

National Health Mission (NHM) encompassing two Sub-Missions, National Health Mission (NHM) and National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). It is both flexible and dynamic and is intended to guide States towards ensuring the achievement of universal access to health care through strengthening of health systems, institutions and capabilities.

Vision of the NHM

"Attainment of Universal Access to Equitable, Affordable and Quality health care services, accountable and responsive to people’s needs, with effective inter-sectoral convergent action to address the wider social determinants of health”.

  • Safeguard the health of the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged, and move towards a right based approach to health through entitlements and service guarantees
  • Strengthen public health systems as a basis for universal access and social protection against the rising costs of health care.
  • Build environment of trust between people and providers of health services.
  • Empower community to become active participants in the process of attainment of highest possible levels of health.
  • Institutionalize transparency and accountability in all processes and mechanisms.
  • Improve efficiency to optimize use of available resources.

The NHM shall be a major instrument of financing and support to the states to strengthen public health systems and health care delivery. This financing to the state will be based on the state’s Programme Implementation Plan (PIP). The PIP shall have following parts:

  • Part I : NHM RCH Flexipool
  • Part II : NUHM Flexipool,
  • Part III : Flexible Pool for Communicable Diseases
  • Part IV : Flexible Pool for Non Communicable Diseases, Injury and Trauma
  • Part V : Infrastructure Maintenance
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