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National Health Mission - Daman & Diu

District Health Society - Daman

The Core Objective of the Union Territory Health Mission is to improve the quality of the the health services in these Territories such that each and every person living in these Territories will get a proper and equal quality of treatment to a set standard (Indian Public Health Standard) respectively.

Recognizing the importance of Health in the process of economic and social development and improving the quality of life of our citizens, the Government of India has resolved to launch the National Rural Health Mission to carry out necessary architectural correction in the basic health care delivery system. The Mission adopts a synergistic approach by relating health to determinants of good health viz. segments of nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and safe drinking water. It also aims at mainstreaming the Indian systems of medicine to facilitate health care. The Plan of Action includes increasing public expenditure on health, reducing regional imbalance in health infrastructure, pooling resources, integration of organizational structures, optimization of health manpower, decentralization and district management of health programmes, community participation and ownership of assets, induction of management and financial personnel into district health system, and operationalizing community health centers into functional hospitals meeting Indian Public Health Standards in each Block of the Country. The Goal of the Mission is to improve the availability of and access to quality health care by people, especially for those residing in rural areas, the poor, women and children.

Goals

  • Reduction in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
  • Universal access to public health services such as Women’s health, child health, water, sanitation & hygiene, immunization, and Nutrition.
  • Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, including locally endemic diseases
  • Access to integrated comprehensive primary healthcare
  • Population stabilization, gender and demographic balance.
  • Revitalize local health traditions and mainstream AYUSH
  • Promotion of healthy life styles

 

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