Source:Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Delhi (2013)
In order to effectively address the health concerns of the urban poor population, the Ministry proposes to launch a National Health Mission with two sub-missions NHM (already approved by Cabinet for continuation upto 2017) and a new sub-mission National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). The Mission Steering Group of the NHM will be expanded to work as the apex body for NUHM also. Every Municipal Corporation, Municipality, Notified Area Committee, and Town Panchayat will become a unit of planning with its own approved broad norms for setting up of health facilities. The separate plans for Notified Area Committees, Town Panchayats and Municipalities will be part of the District Health Action Plan drawn up for sub-mission NUHM. The Municipal Corporations will have a separate plan of action as per broad norms for urban areas. The existing structures and mechanisms of governance under NHM will be suitably adapted to fulfill the needs of sub-mission NUHM also.