History of NHM

State Rural Health Mission was launched in Tamilnadu on 12.4.05 with the view to bring architectural correction of the health system to enable it to effectively handle increased allocations and promote policies that strengthen public health management and service delivery as prescribed under the NRHM of India. The programme is for the period of 2005-2012. The programme is funded by Government of India.

State Health Mission

To achieve the objectives of NRHM, the Tamilnadu State Health Mission was constituted and Tamilnadu State Health Society was registered under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 1975 with Registration No.47/2006. State Health Society is constituted merging the health societies for leprosy, tuberculosis, blindness control and integrated disease control programme except Tamilnadu State AIDS Control Society. All the National Health Programmes at the State and District level are brought under one umbrella and it will function through the individual sub committees. This will help to pool all resources available in implementation of the programme.

The Sub Committees are:-

  • Sub Committee for RCH.
  • Sub Committee for Maternal Child Health and Family Welfare.
  • Sub Committee for Vector Born Disease Control Progrmme.
  • Sub Committee for Tuberculosis Control.
  • Sub Committee for Integrated Disease Control Programme.
  • Sub Committee for National Blindness Control Programme.
  • Sub Committee for Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy.

In all the districts to implement the activities of the Mission, District Health Mission and District Health Society have been formed in G.O.Ms.No.27, H&FW Dept., dt.21.2.06.


NRHM – aims to improve the health status of the people especially those who live in the villages.

  •     Reduction of infant mortality and maternal mortality.
  •     Universal access to public health services / women’s health, child health, drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and universal immunization.
  •     Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  •     Population stabilization-Gender and demographic factors.
  •     Access to integrated comprehensive primary health care.
  •     Revitalizing local health traditions and mainstreaming ISM.
  •     Promotion of healthy life styles.

Mission and Vision

The vision is to provide universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services which is accountable at the same time responding to the needs of the people.