The Union health ministry is in the process of giving final shape to the NUHM, which aims to benefit the urban poor in seven metros and 772 cities with a population of more than 50,000.
Top sources confirmed that the health ministry and the Prime Minister's Office ( PMO) are in regular touch as the NUHM draft is in the final stages of preparation.
The NUHM proposal has been in the pipeline for a year now.
Lay special thrust on vector control in highdensity urban poor settlements and give equal weightage to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities by roping in urban local bodies," the NUHM draft states.
It's this vote bank, mostly living in slums, which the NUHM intends to target.
Under ADB support to NUHM, the expert will support the Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) to implement the NUHM.
The consultant will support the MOHFW in implementing the NUHM capacity development framework and
development of NUHM stakeholders and program management staff at state, district, municipal levels in