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India reduces hunger, moves up 8 ranks in global index -Aditi Nigam

;India improved its score following government roll-out and expansion of several programmes that target causes of undernutrition, including the Integrated Child Development Services programme and the National Rural Health Mission. The Supreme Court also appointed a commission to monitor the delivery of food-based programmes," says the report, which has been measuring global hunger for the past nine years. The report also notes the contributi

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For public health as political priority -Sujatha Rao

are system that the earlier Telugu Desam Party government had accorded high priority to has all but collapsed. Among 19 major States, Andhra Pradesh incurred the lowest expenditure of Central grants (National Rural Health Mission and disease control programmes) as proportional to its total health spending during 2011; 16 per cent against 31 and 28 percentages by Maharashtra and Karnataka respectively and the only State to slash its primary care budget

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No infrastructure for universal health coverage in India, says report -Jyotsna Singh

jor problems. In the past few years, the percentage of shortfall in basic infrastructure has increased, instead of declining, says a report released Thursday. Despite massive spending under the National Rural Health Mission, the shortfall in sub-centres increased by 10 per cent between 2005 and 2012. In primary health centres (PHCs), the shortfall was 9 per cent during the same period. Only community health centres (CHCs) saw a 10 per cent incre

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Rising burden of out-of-pocket health expenditure

A recent study published in the prestigious science journal 'PLOS One' (August 2014) shows that Central programmes like National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), and state-level initiatives like Yeshasvini health insurance scheme (Karnataka), Vajpayee Aarogyasri health insurance scheme (Karnataka), Rajiv Aarogyasri scheme (Andhra Pradesh), Chief Minister's Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatment (Tamil Nadu)

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Neediest gain least from health care drive -GS Mudur

their better-off counterparts," said Anup Karan, associate professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, and the study's lead author. The UPA government had launched the National Rural Health Mission in 2005 to boost rural health care services. Since then, the Centre and several states have also introduced government-funded health insurance plans to cover hospitalisation expenses. These initiatives were aimed at redu

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Country climbs ladder — by one rung

ven politicians, who at least have to face the voters every five years. A number of welfare schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and National Rural Health Mission are well-intended, he said. "Most of the schemes are crippled by poor implementation and corruption. The Government of India acts as a funding agency with little monitoring while state governments function in the us

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Healthcare pie: Rs 5,000 for a bureaucrat or politician; Rs 180 for villager -Rema Nagarajan

rs central government employees, including serving and retired babus, current and ex-members of Parliament and the judiciary, the annual per capita expenditure is more than Rs 5,000. In contrast, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which caters to the rural masses, spends just Rs 180 per head. The CGHS is financed mainly through the Centre's tax revenues. Though beneficiaries do contribute a share of their wages towards premium, ranging fro

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Human Development to be Taken into Account in Formulating and Implementing Social Sector Programmes: Economic Survey 2013-14

and West Bengal (6.3) and highest in Odisha (8.5) against a national average of 7.0. Social sector programmes Progress in terms of 24x7 primary and other health centre facilities under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is highest in Karnataka (2328) followed by Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, and lowest in Himachal Pradesh (156) and Haryana (398). DSM/UM/YSK/BV (Release ID :106262)

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Special care for malnourished children -KA Shaji

e affirmative actions. Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) Director P.V. Radhakrishnan said on Tuesday that a meeting of representatives of the Departments of Tribal Welfare and Health, National Rural Health Mission, local self- government institutions, Integrated Child Development Project, and the Kudumbasree Poverty Eradication Mission was already held. Representatives of the people from the region also participated in the meeting and

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Free drug policy to be streamlined for integration with National Health Mission

by working out all logistical details with respect to procurement and distribution in consultation with the state governments. The National Health Mission (NHM)'s two sub-mission -- the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) - will be vehicles for implementation of the programme. It was formally cleared by the Union Cabinet in May 2013. But till date its implementation has been limited to a few, big

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