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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
22-July-2014 15:37 IST
Rural Health Infrastructure

Public Health being a State subject, the primary responsibility to improve the rural health infrastructure in the country lies with State Governments

Public Health being a State subject, the primary responsibility to improve the rural health infrastructure in the country lies with State Governments. However, under National Health Mission (NHM), financial support is provided to States/UTs for strengthening of their health care systems including for improving the health infrastructure in the country. This assistance under NHM is provided based on the requirements posed by State/UTs in their Programme Implementation Plan (PIPs).

 

The State/UT wise statement regarding the shortfall of primary health centres (PHCs), community health centres (CHCs) as on 31st March, 2013 as per Rural Health Statistics (RHS) Bulletin, 2013 is given below:

 

Shortfall in Health Infrastructure as per  2011 Population in India

(As on 31st March, 2013)

S.No.

State/ UT

PHCs

CHCs

R

P

S

R

P

S

1

Andhra Pradesh

1965

1709

256

491

292

199

2

Arunachal Pradesh

48

97

*

12

54

*

3

Assam

954

978

*

238

110

128

4

Bihar

3099

1883

1216

774

70

704

5

Chhattisgarh

774

783

*

193

157

36

6

Goa

19

21

*

4

4

0

7

Gujarat

1290

1158

132

322

318

4

8

Haryana

550

452

98

137

110

27

9

Himachal Pradesh

212

474

*

53

78

*

10

Jammu & Kashmir

327

637

*

81

84

*

11

Jharkhand

966

330

636

241

188

53

12

Karnataka

1306

2350

*

326

188

138

13

Kerala

589

820

*

147

220

*

14

Madhya Pradesh

1989

1156

833

497

333

164

15

Maharashtra

2201

1811

390

550

361

189

16

Manipur

80

85

*

20

17

3

17

Meghalaya

114

108

6

28

27

1

18

Mizoram

25

57

*

6

9

*

19

Nagaland

68

126

*

17

21

*

20

Odisha

1315

1305

10

328

377

*

21

Punjab

578

436

142

144

142

2

22

Rajasthan

1861

1610

251

465

431

34

23

Sikkim

18

24

*

4

2

2

24

Tamil Nadu

1251

1229

22

312

385

*

25

Tripura

109

83

26

27

18

9

26

Uttarakhand

238

257

*

59

55

4

27

Uttar Pradesh

5194

3496

1698

1298

773

525

28

West Bengal

2153

909

1244

538

347

191

29

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

8

22

*

2

4

*

30

Chandigarh

0

0

0

0

2

*

31

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

8

6

2

2

1

1

32

Daman & Diu

2

3

*

0

2

*

33

Delhi

13

5

8

3

0

3

34

Lakshadweep

0

4

*

0

3

*

35

Puducherry

13

24

*

3

4

*

 

India

29337

24448

6970

7322

5187

2417

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: The requirement is calculated using the prescribed norms on the basis of rural population from Census, 2011.  All India shortfalls is derived by adding state-wise figures of shortfall ignoring the existing surplus in some of the states.

 

R: Required; P: In Position; S: Shortfall;     *: Surplus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Public health being a State subject, the district wise data regarding the shortfall of PHCs and CHCs is not maintained in this Ministry.

 

As per Rural Health Statistics (RHS) Bulletin, 2013, there is a shortfall of 2727 sub -centres, 1244 PHCs, 191 CHCs in the State of West Bengal. There is no shortfall of Health Worker [Female]/ANM at sub centres & PHCs in the State of West Bengal. However, there is a shortfall of 326 specialist doctors at CHCs.

 

The Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

 

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MV/BK