Allocation under NHM has increased from `27,989crore in 2020-21 to `31,100 crore in 2021-22

New Delhi: Under the National Health Mission (NHM), Government of India provides financial and technical support to States/UTs to strengthen their healthcare systems. The details of funds allocated/released/utilized under various programmes under the National Rural Health Mission and National Urban Health Mission for strengthening or upgrading health sector in the country, State/UT-wise is at Annexure-I and II. State wise key achievements made under National Health Mission are at Annexure-III and IV.
The Government has continued to allocate more funds to strengthen the National Health Mission (NHM). Allocation under NHM has increased from Rs.27,989crore in 2020-21 to Rs.31,100 crore in 2021-22 Budget Estimate. Further, the National Health Policy, 2017, also envisages the States to increase their health spending to at least 8% of their health budget and the policy advocates allocating major proportion (up to two thirds or more) of resources to primary care followed by secondary and tertiary care.
The ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package-I’ (ECRP-I) of Rs.15,000crore has been approved with an objective to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19. Further, the Cabinet has also approved the scheme, “India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package -II” (ECRP-II) for an amount of Rs.23,123crore. This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) with some Central Sector (CS) components. The Scheme is aimed further to prevent, detect and respond to the continuing threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national health system for preparedness in India. In order to ensure implementation of critical activities at the State/District levels to prepare the public healthcare system in response to the evolving pandemic, 50% of Central Share of Resource Envelope of the State/UT, has been released inadvance to the States/UTs.
The PM-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM) was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for an amount of Rs.64,180crore. The measures under the scheme focus on developing capacities of health systems and institutions across the continuum of care at all levels viz. tertiary and primary, secondary preparing health systems effectively pandemics/disasters.

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