JAMMU: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said today that his Ministry would undertake an extensive review of Central Government’s flagship programme, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) all over the country including Jammu and Kashmir very soon as the scheme has completed seven years. ``We are going to have a countrywide review of NRHM as the scheme aimed at providing healthcare to the rural people was completing seven years.

This paper provides early and robust evidence on the impact of publicly-financed health insurance schemes on financial risk protection in India’s health sector.

JAIPUR: Two more cases of swine flu were reported in the city on Saturday. Eight-year-old Naman is the fifth of six swine flu cases detected in Jaipur in the last 10 days. Naman was tested positive for the influenza on Saturday. Out of the six cases, two patients - eight-year-old girl Ojaswi and 26-year-old Sonal Jain - died.

This study of the operation of the Accredited Social Health Activist programme of the National Rural Health Mission in one of the tribal blocks of Thane district in Maharashtra fi nds that incentives given to ASHAs generate a bias in their work activities and shift the attention of these community health workers from the community to the health services system. Moreover, the poor socio-economic background of ASHAs makes them depend on the incentives offered since this is their main source of income.

Recommends several measures to reduce high rate of maternal mortality
The Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the State Government to ensure maternal safety through proper implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

The HC order was passed last Saturday by a bench comprising Justices Sanjay Yadav and Ajit Singh in the “Sandesh Bansal vs Union of India and others” public interest litigation.

A Central team from the National AIDS Control Organisation, New Delhi, which is in the State to evaluate the care, support and treatment programmes implemented by Tamil Nadu, has said that there ar

Scheme under National Rural Health Mission
A new project of the Centre to provide free treatment to those affected by lifestyle-related diseases will be rolled out in the district in March.

The Centre is expected to sanction Rs 6 crore for the project under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in the district. The Union Minister of State for Health, Sudip Bandopadhyay will be in Alappuzha on February 7 to oversee the arrangements for the project.

This new report by UNESCAP, ADB & UNDP focuses on disparities in MDG achievement within and between countries, to address major bottlenecks holding back MDG progress in Asia-Pacific region.

A two-phase pulse polio immunisation programme is scheduled to be carried out in the district in February and April.

Health Minister Adoor Prakash said here on Monday that government was ready to extend the comprehensive health plan to all districts of the State from January 15.

Addressing a press conference here, the Minister said that the first phase of the programme had been initiated in Alappuzha district. As the result was found good, preparations were done for extension of the plan to other districts.