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NHM rollout created 271,000 jobs in FY21, Centre spent Rs 28K cr on mission

Across-the-board improvement in mortality rates over the years, shows govt data

NHA shows effectiveness of govt's increasing expenditure on health care

NHM is implemented for universal benefit – entire population; services are offered to everyone visiting the public healthcare facilities with a special focus on the vulnerable section of the society

BS Reporter Mumbai
The Centre spent Rs 27,989 crore on the National Health Mission (NHM) during 2020-21, a government statement said today.  

While it is specially focused on the vulnerable sections of society, NHM has been implemented for the benefit of the entire population, with services being offered to everyone visiting public healthcare facilities. The implementation of NHM in 2020-21 created 271,00 additional jobs, including staff nurses, paramedics, Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM) jobs, and Ayush paramedics.

The Under-5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) in India declined from 49 in 2013 to 36 in 2018. The percentage annual rate of decline in U5MR during 2013-2018 accelerated

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First Published: Sep 28 2022 | 7:38 PM IST

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