Health program launched by Indian government to cover urban areas with over 50,000 population

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), aimed at providing primary healthcare for the poor in cities and towns with a population of over 50,000, was launched by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Monday. One of the flagship programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre, NUHM is the urban counterpart of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). It will cover Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Ullal and Bagalkot in the State in the first phase. It will eventually cover 779 urban pockets across the country.

Source: The Hindu (link opens in a new window)

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