NRHM will now National Health Mission

Under 12the Plan, Indian Government is seeking forward to grant the approval of conversion of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) into a National Health Mission.

Its plan supports the purpose to ensure the free delivery of health meditation in public health institutions to the urban poor without time limit.

Therefore, the government will now strengthen district hospitals to provide advanced level secondary care under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke and The National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly.

“People need to be healthy if they have to learn, earn and lead a productive and fulfilling life. Our National Rural Health Mission has started making a difference as reflected in the health indicators,” President Pratibha Patil said on Monday, the first day of the Budget session of Parliament.

For addressing the universal access to free medicines, the government has decided to increase public expenditure on healthcare in the Centre and the States taken together to 2.5 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) by the course of 12th Plan.

To forward its step, govt. will increase the boundary of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana under which now 7 cores families will provide the health care insurance service.

Around 85 lakh people will have to facilitate with skill training during 2012-13 and 800 lakh people during the 12th Plan by setting set up 1,500 new Industrial Training Institutes and 5,000 Skill Development Centres under Public Private Partnership at an estimated cost of Rs.13,000 crore.

This time 2012-13, govt. has come up with lots of gaining factor for people that will follow to access in future like the Higher Education and Research Bill for providing higher education irrespective of their paying capacity, and a National Mission for Teachers aimed at improving teacher education and faculty development.


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