National Urban Health Mission

This programme has been initiated in March 2014 in 89 ULBs having population 50,000 and above.
  • Aim – To improve health of the urban population particularly the slum dwellers and other vulnerable sections by facilitating equitable access to quality health care with active involvement of ULBs.
  • The programme is being implemented at the state level jointly by Dept of Health and Family Welfare and Dept of UD & MA.
  • The primary objective of the mission is to provide preventive, promotive and curative through Urban Primary Health Centres (1 UPHC for 50,000- 60,000 population) and Urban Community Health Centres (1 UCHC for population above 5 lakhs).
  • The components include – OPD counselling and treatment, basic lab diagnosis, awareness generation, drug/contraceptive dispensing, delivery of RCH services, counselling, screening and treatment of communicable and non communicable disease.