Govt. of India has launched the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) as a sub-mission under overarching National Health Mission (NHM) for providing quality primary health care services to the urban population, especially the urban poor and other vulnerable sectors of the society, vide resolution No. L.19017/1/2008-UH (Vol-III), dated 15/05/2013 of MoH&FW, Govt. of India. The duration of the mission is from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Coverage: NUHM will cover the State capital, all District Headquarters and all Cities/towns with a population of more than 50,000.

Result of the sub-mission: The interventions under this NUHM will result in reduction in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), universal access to reproductive health care and convergence of all health related interventions.