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National Health Mission

Avani Kapur, Sanjana Malhotra , Ritwik Shukla

National Health Mission (NHM) is Government of India’s (GoI’s) largest public health programme. It consists of two sub-missions: National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to analyse:

■ Health finances under NHM to contain the COVID-19 pandemic;
■ NHM approved budgets and expenditure;
■ Availability of staff, beds, and ventilators;
■ Decline in service delivery during the pandemic; and
■ Maternal and child health outcomes.

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