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Rich states corner health funds by Pradeep Thakur

Some of the poor states in the country that were the focus of the big-ticket National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) have actually ended up being discriminated against in the Central allocation as compared to funds released to some of the rich and efficient states that were already high on the basic health parameters. This has been found in a review of NRHM, the UPA government's most ambitious welfare scheme after the National Rural Employment Gu

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Now, an ambulance scam by Dhananjay Mahapatra

d Rs 5,600-crore scam in giving away contracts for ambulance and emergency healthcare services to a private party in 10 states, the Centre told the SC that though the funds for the services were from National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the onus rested with the state governments to ensure transparent bidding process. A PIL had alleged that it smelled a gigantic scam in former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss’s ambitious project — t

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Maternal tragedies by TK Rajalakshmi

n system that can record all births and deaths, including the cause of death. Uttar Pradesh, it says, has the worst civil registration systems in the country. Though the government, through the National Rural Health Mission, is trying to encourage institutional deliveries in an effort to check maternal mortality, health activists are sceptical. In addition to the “architectural correction” of the health system, they would like the mi

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es to the urban poor in 63 major cities. The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All Campaign), launched in the year 2000, is a national programme to make elementary education accessible to all. The National Rural Health Mission is focused on basic health-care delivery systems through a synergistic approach focusing on sanitation, water, nutrition, and health care. A major task for India is the improvement of service delivery and capacity devel

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Union Budget

l; Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) - Rs. 13,948 crore (B.E.) • Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) - Rs. 2,300 crore (B.E.) • National Health Mission (NHM) - Rs. 27,131 crore (B.E.) • National Rural Health Mission - Rs. 21,189 crore (B.E.) • National Urban Health Mission - Rs. 752 crore (B.E.) • Tertiary Care Programmes - Rs. 725 crore (B.E.) • Human Resources for Health and Medical Education - Rs. 4,025 crore (

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Public Health

de]Performance Audit-Report No. 8 of 2009-10[/inside], please click here to access: • This is the latest and an extremely significant report on the status and performance of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) all over India providing clues for areas of concern and immediate action. Some of the salient features are as follows: • The performance audit on implementation of the NRHM was conducted during April-De

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dministrative units, yet examples of subnational target setting are few. Even the influential Indian state nutrition missions are inconsistent about setting nutrition targets. • In India, the National Rural Health Mission is taking on more work on nutrition—especially in the context of prenatal care provision, treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and micronutrient supplementation. • Assets, women’s education, and o

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Hunger Overview

, including (1) a final drive to expand the Integrated Child Development Services program that aims to improve the health, nutrition, and development of children in India; and (2) the creation of the National Rural Health Mission, a community-based health initiative designed to deliver essential health services to rural India. However, progress in reducing child undernutrition has been uneven across India’s states. While the reasons for the impr

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