NUHM launched in Maharashtra, will help 2 crore slum dwellers
Monday, March 3, 2014
MUMBAI: The state government announced the launch of the National Urban Health Mission(NUHM) on Sunday to focus on the healthcare needs of 2 crore slum dwellers living in 95 districts. The NUHM launch follows the flagging off of the dial 108 for a free ambulance scheme on March 1.
The state government announced on Sunday that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 162 crore for Maharashtra’s NUHM for the financial year ending March 2014. Of this, Rs 35 crore has been reserved for Mumbai alone.
“We got the approval from the union government on Saturday,” said state health minister Suresh Shetty, adding that recruitment of additional medical staff and ASHAs (accredited social health activists) will begin on Monday itself.