Nat Rural Health Mission benefiting weaker sections: Ramadoss

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) The National Rural Health mission (NRHM) initiatives are benefitting the weakers sections of society including the poor and minority communities, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss told the Rajya Sabha today.

In a reply during Question Hour, Mr Ramadoss said, "the main aim of NRHM is to provide accessible, affordable, accountable, effective and reliable primary health care facilities, especially to the poor and vulnerable sections of the population." Mr Ramadoss said the NRHM is a strategy to bring about architectural correction in the public health sector for the entire country with special focus on the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Orissa, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim.

The programme addresses the issue of health in a sector-wide manner addressing sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and safe drinking water as basic determinants of good health, the Minister said.

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