Fatehabad/Sirsa, May 23

New buildings will be constructed for the 139 health sub-centres in Tamil Nadu under the National Rural Health Mission.

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha will implement the Union government-sponsored National Urban Health Mission in the state from September, government sources said.

After bandying its Rs 6,000-crore a year scheme to provide free generic drugs at government health centres and hospitals for a year, the health ministry has now shelved the plan.

For the fourth consecutive day today, schoolchildren were rushed to hospitals with complaints of nausea and vomiting after they were given iron and folic acid (IFA) tablets supplied by the Health D

Scheme To Be Launched From July 15, Will Cover 9 To 18-Yr-Olds

New Delhi: Alarmed at the results of a survey of government school students that found 20% of them suffering from anaemia, Delhi government is set to launch Centre’s WIFS (Weekly Iron and Folic acid Supplementation programme) in all government schools and anganwadi centres from July 15.

JAIPUR: The districts in Udaipur division have reported a significant decline in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR).

Slum-dwellers in cities will now be able to avail health facilities

Urban poor, especially those living in slums, will now have access to primary healthcare services in cities and towns with the Cabinet recently approving the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to function as a sub-mission under the overarching National Health Mission which also caters to rural populations.
To be implemented in 779 cities and towns with over 50,000 population, the NUHM aims to cover 7.75 crore people. Meant for the urban poor, it will primarily target the urban slum population of 68 million (6 crore) as revealed by the 2011 Census.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Rs. 22,507-crore National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) that seeks to address healthcare challenges in towns and cities with focus on urban poor.

The scheme will now be introduced as a sub-mission under the National Health Mission (NHM). The mission will be implemented in 779 cities and towns, each with a population of more than 50,000, and cover over 7.75 crore people.

This latest edition of Rural Health Statistics in India released by the Union health ministry provides detailed statistics on rural health infrastructure on the basis of information available up to March, 2012 and data provided by the States and Union Territories.