Following the launch at the national level in April 2005-06, NRHM was formally inaugurated in state on 27th October 2005
The State is now set to embark upon the sixth year of the NRHM. Maternal and Child health programmes have been taken up on priority basis in the state. The NRHM has helped us in further strengthening of these programmes. The state has achieved success in improving service delivery at the grass roots level despite severe limitations in availability of skilled manpower and difficult geographical terrain.
The ASHA programme has broadly led to an increased demand for institutional medical services and there is a remarkable shift from domiciliary to institutional delivery. Our institutional deliveries in public institutions have risen from 20000 in 2005-6 to 74000 in 2008-9 and number of institutional deliveries in current year till 31th December 09