About NRHM


  • To provide effective healthcare to rural population throughout the country with special focus on 18 states, which have weak public health indicators and/or weak infrastructure.
  • 18 special focus states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur , Mizoram, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Orissa , Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh.
  • To raise public spending on health from 0.9% GDP to 2-3% of GDP, with improved arrangement for community financing and risk pooling.
  • To undertake architectural correction of the health system to enable it to effectively handle increased allocations and promote policies that strengthen public health management and service delivery in the country.
  • To revitalize local health traditions and mainstream AYUSH into the public health system.
  • Effective integration of health concerns through decentralized management at district, with determinants of health like sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, safe drinking water, gender and social concerns.
  • Address inter State and inter district disparities.
  • Time bound goals and report publicly on progress.
  • To improve access to rural people, especially poor women and children to equitable, affordable, accountable and effective primary health care.
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