National Urban Health Mission to be setup: Selja

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Ambala, Mar 16 (UNI) A proposal to constitute a National Urban Health Mission on the pattern of National Rural Health Mission is under active consideration of the government of India.

This was disclosed by the Union Minister of State for Urban Housing and Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja while inaugurating the Health Mela at the War Heroes Memorial Stadium here today.

The Mela was organized by the state Health Department to provide on-the-spot medical examination facilities to the people especially those who could not afford to spend on medical treatment.

Ms Selja said that special emphasis had been laid for the promotion of education and rural and Urban health in the 11th Five Year Plan. The main objective was to provide better health facilities to the lower strata of the society.


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