The National Health Mission was initiated in 2005 by the Indian government under PM Manmohan Singh. The National Health Mission was first meant for rural areas to fulfill the health requirements of underprivileged people living in rural areas. The scheme of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was first started in 18 states, which are indicated as states with low public health. In 2013, another program named National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) was formed to extend the health needs of urban area people. The National Health Mission was established as supreme over the two sub missions NRHM and NUHM. The mission of NHM is to give functional, communal, decentralized health and hygiene in the areas of water, sanitation, education, nutrition, social and gender equality. They concentrate on the reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and communicable and non-communicable diseases. NHM is encouraging the idea of Accredited Social Health Activists, who are the bridge between people and health care centres. It has also initiated Patient Welfare Committee, grants to Auxiliary Nurse Midwives, Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committees, health care contractors, Janani Suraksha Yojana, NMMU, JSSK, RBSK, MCH Wings, DHKC, National Iron plus initiative, tribal TB eradication and so on.
Presently NHM is recruiting for Medical Officer and Officer Incharge, Obstetrician, Pediatrician, Surgeon, Specialist, Community Health Officer, to work in Guwahati, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Jaipur, respectively.