In the heart of NHM's prenatal department, we celebrate the beauty of new beginnings. Sikkim
NATIONAL HEALTH MISSION
PC & PNDT CELL, GOVERNMENT OF SIKKIM
NHM in India was launched on 12th April, 2005. It was conceived mainly to provide effective health care to the rural population, especially the disadvantaged groups including women and children, by improving access, enabling community ownership and demand for services, strengthening public health systems for efficient service delivery, enhancing equity and accountability and promoting decentralisation. It seeks to provide accessible, affordable and quality health care to the rural population, especially the vulnerable sections. It covers the entire country, with special focus on 18 states where the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems and thereby improve key health indicators is the greatest. These are Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.
The National Health Mission (NHM) Prenatal Department, Sikkim
Maternal and Child Health Services
NHM focuses on improving maternal and child health outcomes. Services include prenatal care, safe delivery, immunizations, and nutrition programs for mothers and children.
NHM departments run immunization campaigns to ensure that children and adults receive essential vaccines to prevent diseases like polio, measles, and hepatitis.
Antenatal Care (ANC)
Comprehensive antenatal care services, including regular check-ups, ultrasounds, and monitoring of the health of pregnant women and their developing fetuses.
Nutrition counseling and supplementation for pregnant women to ensure they receive adequate nutrients for themselves and their babies.
Emergency Medical Services
In some regions, NHM may be involved in setting up emergency medical services, including ambulance networks, to ensure timely access to healthcare during emergencies.
Rural Health Initiatives
NHM often focuses on rural health initiatives, including outreach programs to remote and underserved areas, to improve healthcare access for marginalized populations.
PC & PNDT CELL HEALTH DEPARTMENT,GOVERNMENT OF SIKKIM
Health & Family Welfare Department,
Health & Family Welfare Department, Tashiling, Secretariat, Sikkim, India