Policy Briefs & Reports

National Health Mission

Avani Kapur, Ritwik Shukla, Sharad Pandey

January 28, 2022

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:
■ The special COVID-19 health package under the NHM;
■ NHM approved budgets and expenditure;
■ Availability of staff and beds;
■ Decline in service delivery during the pandemic; and
■ Health Outcomes.