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Urban health mission launch next month

The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), on the lines of the National Rural Health Mission, a flagship programme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is all set for launch in the city in February.

Under the programme, the health delivery system will be upgraded and infrastructure would be built for providing healthcare services to people living in urban areas.

A meeting was convened here on Wednesday to discuss steps taken for the launch of the mission.

Pratap Simha, Mysuru MP, chaired the meeting which was attended by Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha, zilla panchayat CEO P.A. Gopal, MUDA Commissioner Palaiah, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute Dean and Director Krishnamurthy, and officers from the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Mr. Simha said authorities at the ESI Hospital and Railway Hospital here should support the initiative and cooperate for the success of the mission.

NUHM Project Officer Prasad explained the salient features of the mission.

The NUHM is set for the launch at the primary health centres at Ramakrishna Nagar, Saraswathipuram, Chamundipuram, Kumbarakoppal, Bannimantap, Rajendra Nagar, Shanthi Nagar, Krishnamurthy Puram, Lashkar Mohalla, Jalapuri, Eranagere, Hale Agrahara, Vishweshwaranagar, N.R. Mohalla, Giriya Bovipalya, T.K. Layout, Kyathamaranahalli, Indira Nagar, Nachanahallipalya, and Hebbal.

These centres are expected to function till 8 p.m. as additional staff, including doctors and nurses, would be appointed to upgrade the health delivery system.

Mysuru, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Bagalkot, and Ullal (Dakshina Kannada) are the cities in the State identified for the launch of the mission.

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