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Health and Medical Education team of J&K meets NHM officials to discuss 2022-24 plan

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Budget allocation of Rs 1600 crore with focus areas like universal cancer care, geriatric care, elimination of TB, anaemia deficiency and outreach to tribal areas

A high level team of Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department, Jammu and Kashmir held detailed deliberations with top officials of National Health Mission during the National Program Coordination Committee (NPCC) meeting in New Delhi. The team led by Vivek Bharadwaj, Additional Chief Secretary discussed the future plans of augmenting healthcare scenario in the Union Territory for the financial years 2022-23 and 2023-24 under National Health Mission (NHM).

As part of the future plan, the focus of NHM for the next two years will be towards making Jammu & Kashmir the first TB free region in the country, improving quality of life of elderly population of the UT by focusing on their physical and/or mental care and prevention and control of cancer cases in J&K.

Commenting on the meeting, Bhardwaj said, “National Health Mission is key to success in our efforts of strengthening the healthcare system in Jammu & Kashmir and our attempt to provide for universal access of Equitable, Affordable and Quality healthcare services in UT. Specially in our rural and far-flung regions which needed greater technical and financial support, NHM has played a vital role. In a dynamic situation post pandemic, the fund under NHM will be much needed to further bolster our healthcare delivery in the state.”

The NPCC meeting was convened by Additional Secretary & Mission Director, NHM, Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Government of India. During the meeting, the NHM team discussed the progress on NHM goals in detail and appreciated efforts of UT administration towards achieving these goals, especially maternal and child healthcare.

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