NUMH - National Urban Health Mission

NUMH - National Urban Health Mission

This programme was initiated in March 2014 in 89 ULBs having population 50,000 and above.

Aim of the programme is 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 care 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.