A Study on Practice of National Rural Health Mission in Sirkazhi Block, Tamil Nadu

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B. Divakar, Kriba Raj, Dr. K. Suriyan


The National Rural Health Mission was introduced as a flagship scheme of the United Progressive Alliance government in 2005-06 to address the needs of the rural population through an architectural correction of the health system.Integrated Child Development Servicesscheme aims to improve the nutritional and health status of vulnerable groups including pre-school children, pregnant women and nursing mothers through providing a package of services including supplementary nutrition, pre-school education, services and nutrition and health education. In addition, the scheme envisages effective convergence of inter-sectoral services in the anganwadi centres.The scheme targets the most vulnerable groups of population including children upto 6 years of age, pregnant women and nursing mothers belonging to poorest of the poor families and living in disadvantaged areas including backward rural areas, tribal areas and urban slums. It has been dealt in this article with special reference to Manikandam Block, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

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