New Delhi: The Centre has kick-started a review of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) on 16 dimensions. During this exercise, availability of doctors, medicines and use of equipments and facilities will be reviewed and ground realities will also be assessed.

The common review will go on for a month in 15 states on the basis of which future projects will get the nod under this health mission.

Two teams have been constituted for each state and the assessment is underway in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Rajasthan.

According to a senior official in the Union Health Ministry, this is not a test conducted by the Centre but is a review of all the independent agencies and experts associated with the mission.

Under the fifth CRM, teams reached respective states on Wednesday to assess the ground realities.

Each team will assess various facilities in the state for a week and will submit a report. Two districts have been chosen for each team in every state.

JPN/Bureau