INDORE: The Madhya Pradesh government is launching the National Urban Health Mission(NUHM) on the lines of the NRHM, to extend healthcare coverage among the needy 40% population in the urban areas of the state. The NUHM would be launched on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, and MP will be the first state to do so.
Health care experts in believe that the Urban Health Mission will enhance access of healthcare services and improve standard of living of the poor people living in the urban areas of the city. The mission has already been implemented in the rural areas. It will help people in urban areas suffering from water-borne diseases, respiratory diseases and diarrhoea due to water-logging and poor management of garbage. A large number of population in urban areas are said to be facing health problems like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Read more
Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com