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Strengthening of Public Health Delivery System

As per information made available through National Health Systems Resource Center (NHSRC), the States of Tamil Nadu and Health-Delivery-SystemMaharashtra have a Public Health Cadre. The States of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Kerala and the UTs of Puducherry and Daman & Diu are covered under Public Health Act.

Under National Health Mission (NHM), the Central Government has been providing an incentive of up to 5% of the resource envelope under National Rural Health Mission-Reproductive and Child Health Flexipool to those States that create public health cadre.

While health is a state subject, the central government through the National Health Mission, supports the states for strengthening of public health delivery system at Sub Centres, Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres and District Hospital levels. In addition to the state government health institutions, the central government health institutions including All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, JawaharLal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong, Safdarjug Hospital, Dr. Ram ManoharLohia Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated Hospitals, New Delhi etc. also provide tertiary care level services. The central government is also implementing the PradhanMantriSwasthyaSurakshaYojana under which identified state run tertiary health institutions are strengthened.

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