NATIONAL HEALTH MISSION (NHM)
Twenty per cent of NHM funds are based on the states’ performance, which means better performing states received a financial incentive — Rs 3,000 crore is set aside for incentive-based payments.
‘Acceleration in decline of Maternal Mortality Ratio’ – Health Ministry attributes success to launch of National Health Mission
The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Progress under National Health Mission (NHM) and Decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee and Mission Steering Group of the NHM.
There has been acceleration in decline of MMR, Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR) and the IMR since the launch of the NRHM/NHM.
At the current rate of decline, India should able to reach its SDG target (MMR-70, U5MR-25) much before the due year i.e. 2030.
Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) has been strengthened. Due to this, there is 16% jump in identification of new cases in one year.
Newer drug regimen of Bedaquiline and Delaminide and nutrition support to all the TB patients for the duration of the treatment has been rolled throughout the country.
The routine and recurring incentives of ASHAs got increased from 1000 per month to 2000 per month. ASHAs and ASHA Facilitators were provided the cover of Pradhan Mantri Jevan Jyoti BeemaYojna and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojna.
During 2018-19, Rotavirus vaccine (RVV) was introduced in additional two States. Till today, all the States/UTs are covered with RVV.
During 2018-19, Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccine (PCV) was expanded to MP, Haryana and the remaining districts of Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Anaemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Abhiyaan was launched under POSHAN Abhiyaan in April 2018.
Home Based Care for Young Child (HBYC) programme was introduced under POSHAN Abhiyaan.
National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme was approved for prevention, management and treatment of Hepatitis to A, B, C and E and rollout was initiated.
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Source: The Hindu