Ministry of Health and Family Welfare21-August, 2013 11:32 IST
Funds for Health Programmes

The major issues requiring focused attention during 12th Five Year Plan include expanding the reach of health care with focus on vulnerable and marginalized sections of population, substantial expansion and strengthening of public health system, robust provisioning of primary health care, development of human resources in health sector, mainstreaming AYUSH systems using their areas of strengths, putting in place appropriate regulatory mechanism especially with respect to food and drugs.The Ministry is committed to implementing the Twelfth Five Year Plan strategy, as approved by the National Development Council (NDC), within the contours of available financial resources. The 12th Five Year Plan outlay for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is Rs. 300018 crore as detailed below:



Amount(Rs. in crore)

National Health Mission & Family Welfare


Health schemes




Health Research







All schemes and programmes in public health interventions are aimed at improving health indicators.  As per 12th Five Year Plan document of Planning Commission, the target health indicators for the Twelfth Plan are as under:


Ø  Reduction of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to 25 per thousand live births.

Ø  Reduction of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) to 100 per lakh live births.

Ø  Reduction of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) to 2.1.

Ø   Prevention and reduction of under-nutrition in children under 3 years to half of NFHS-3 levels.

Ø  Prevention and reduction of anaemia among women aged 15-49 years to 28%.

Ø  Raising child sex ratio in the 0-6 year age group to 950 per thousand.

Ø  Prevention and reduction of burden of Communicable and Non-Communicable disease (including mental illnesses) and injuries.

Ø  Reduction of poor households’ out-of-pocket expenditure by increasing public health spending.


(b)   No. Funds as approved in the Budget Estimates are available annually for implementing schemes.


(c)     Does not arise.


(d)   The steps taken by the Government for  monitoring of the funds include, inter-alia :

·         Organizing periodical review meetings/Joint Monitoring Missions.

·         Conducting external surveys

·         Undertaking Common Review Missions(CRM) on annual basis.

·         Conducting monthly concurrent audit and annual audit of the State/District Health Societies.

·         Proper maintenance of Health Management Information System (HMIS).

·         Performance Audit by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

·         Mid-Term Appraisal by Planning Commission etc.


This information was given by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare ShriGhulamNabi Azadin written reply to a question in the LokSabha yesterday.




(Release ID :98465)