NUHM IN STATE

Goa is a small coastal State with a population of 14,57723 and some of the best Health Indicators in India. However it is seen that due to increasing migrant population in the urban areas the facilities are not enough to provide Health Care Facilities to all . Urban Poor are the workers at construction sites and daily wage or Rokda workers residing in shanties and slums. Small coastal towns too are facing settlements of these workers due to increased economic activity.

For NUHM 2013-14, though we had selected four of our biggest cities and 9 Municipal towns with settlements of migrant workers. The HR facilities at the Urban Health Centres especially grass root workers like Multi purpose workers are inadequate for providing services to this population though all efforts are made to provide MCH, Outreach Immunizations and other activities like Vector control to these people.

We propose presently to deliver services under NUHM through the Urban Health Centres and the State Health Society. Multipurpose workers,Medical Officers and supportive staff have been sanctioned under the NUHM as well as logistics in 2014 and the recruitment process is on.

Demographic Profile (based on 2011 census)

Total Population (In lakhs) 2011 census14.57723
Males (In Lakhs)7.40711
Females (In Lakhs)7.17012
Urban Population (In lakhs) 2011 census9.06309
Urban slum population (in lakhs) Projected by (M/o HUPA)1,54,759
Slum population as percentage of urban population14.97%
Number of Metro citiesNil
Number of towns with less than 1 lakh but more than 50 thousand population4
Number of State HQs/District HQs which have less that 50 thousand population but are covered under NUHMNil

Health indicators

Total
Infant Mortality Rate11
Under-five Mortality Rate20.3 NFHS -3
Maternal Mortality Ratio44
Total Fertility Rate1.6
Full Immunization (percentage)87.9 CES Survey
Annual Blood Examination Rate (ABER) for malaria22.37 (2013 till Sept)
Annual Parasite Index (API)0.75 (2013 till Sept)
Dengue Case Fatality Rate1.124 (2013 till Sept)
Annual New Smear Positive case detection rate64
Treatment success rate among new smear positive cases83 %
Leprosy Prevalence Rate0.34