National Urban Health Mission

The National Urban Health Mission started functioning in the West Bengal in the Financial Year 2013-14 as a subsect of National Health Mission with its goal to address the health concerns of urban population through facilitating equitable access to available health facilities by rationalizing and strengthening of the existing capacity of health delivery for improving the health status of the urban poor. The main issue is to provide the primary health care services to the urban population especially urban poor.

Under this Urban Health Mission, cities having population 50000 & above and the district Head Quarters irrespective of their population will be covered. West Bengal, being the most populous State, has 92 such cities which can be brought under the per view of NUHM.

Six Municipal Corporations i.e. Kolkata, Howrah, Chandannagore, Asansol, Durgapur & Siliguri and district head quarters of all the districts including the health districts have been included in 2013-14. In 2014-15, 35 cities have also been incorporated. Rest of the cities having population of 50000 & above is expected to be covered in the 2015-16 financial year.

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