To meet health care needs of the urban population with the focus on urban poor, slum dwellers, by making available to them essential primary health care services and Reducing their out of pocket expenses for treatment.

It seeks to strengthen the existing health care service delivery system converging with various schemes implemented by the Ministries of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Human Resource Development and Women & Child Development.

It works in partnership with community and local bodies and NGOs and District health action plan is prepared.

NUHM would cover all State capitals, district headquarters and cities/towns with a population of more than50000.

Centre-state funding pattern will be 75:25 for all the states and 90:10 for Special Category s States