Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
26-November-2010 17:21 IST
Raising Health Status Care of Tribals
In order to raise the health status of Scheduled Tribes, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs supplements the efforts of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the State Governments by supporting NGO efforts under the scheme of ‘Grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organizations Working for the Welfare Scheduled Tribes’, which include grants for running and maintenance of 10 or more Bedded Hospitals and Mobile Dispensaries in tribal areas for providing health care exclusively for tribals.

As per the information available from National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-III conducted during 2005-06, the percentage of Scheduled Tribe women aged between 15-49 years who visited a health facility or a health camp within three months preceding the survey is estimated to be 27.0%.

This information was given by Shri. Tushar A. Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.