India’s Rural Healthcare

Rural Health Care System – the structure and current scenario

The health care infrastructure in rural areas has been developed as a three tier system (see

Chart 1) and is based on the

following population norms:

Table 1.

Sub-Centres (SCs)

1.2. The Sub-Centre is the most peripheral and first contact point between the primary health care system and the

community. Each Sub-Centre is manned by one Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and one Male Health Worker MPW(M) (for

details of staffing pattern, see

Box 1). One Lady Health Worker (LHV) is entrusted with the task of supervision of six Sub-

Centres. Sub-Centres are assigned tasks relating to interpersonal communication in order to bring about behavioral change and

provide services in relation to maternal and child health, family welfare, nutrition, immunization, diarrhea control and control of

communicable diseases programmes. The Sub-Centres are provided with basic drugs for minor ailments needed for taking care

of essential health needs of men, women and children. The Department of Family Welfare is providing 100% Central assistance

to all the Sub-Centres in the country since April 2002 in the form of salary of ANMs and LHVs, rent at the rate of Rs. 3000/- per

annum and contingency at the rate of Rs. 3200/- per annum, in addition to drugs and equipment kits. The salary of the Male

Worker is borne by the State Governments. Under the Swap Scheme, the Government of India has taken over an additional

39554 Sub Centres from State Governments / Union Territories since April, 2002 in lieu of 5434 number of Rural Family

Welfare Centres transferred to the State Governments / Union Territories. There are 146026 Sub Centres functioning in the

country as on September, 2005 as compared to 142655 in September, 2004.

Primary Health Centres (PHCs)

1.3. PHC is the first contact point between village community and the Medical Officer. The PHCs were envisaged to

provide an integrated curative and preventive health care to the rural population with emphasis on preventive and promotive

aspects of health care. The PHCs are established and maintained by the State Governments under the Minimum Needs

Programme (MNP)/ Basic Minimum Services Programme (BMS). At present, a PHC is manned by a Medical Officer supported

by 14 paramedical and other staff. It acts as a referral unit for 6 Sub Centres. It has 4 – 6 beds for patients. The activities of

PHC involve curative, preventive, primitive and Family Welfare Services. There are 23236 PHCs functioning as on September,

2005 in the country as compared to 23109 in September, 2004.

Chart 1.

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Sub Centre (SC)

Most peripheral contact point between Primary Health Care System &

Community manned with one MPW(F)/ANM & one MPW(M)

Primary Health Centre (PHC)

A Referal Unit for 6 Sub Centres 4-6 beded manned with a Medical

Officer Incharge and 14 subordinate paramedifcal staff

Community Health Centre (CHC)

A 30 beded Hospital/Referal Unit for 4 PHCs with Specialised

services

RURAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

IN INDIA

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Box 1.

STAFFING PATTERN

A. STAFF FOR SUB – CENTRE: Number of Posts

1. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Health Worker (Male)…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

3. Voluntary Worker (Paid @ Rs.100/- p.m. as honorarium)………………………………………………. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

B. STAFF FOR NEW PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE

1. Medical Officer…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Pharmacist……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

3. Nurse Mid-wife (Staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………… 1

4. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

5. Health Educator………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Health Assistant (Male)………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Health Assistant (Female)/LHV………………………………………………………………………………. 1

8. Upper Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Lower Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

10. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

11. Driver (Subject to availability of Vehicle)……………………………………………………………………. 1

12. Class IV……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15

C. STAFF FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE:

1. Medical Officer #…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

2. Nurse Mid– Wife(staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………. 7

3. Dresser…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

4. Pharmacist/Compounder………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

5. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Radiographer……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Ward Boys………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

8. Dhobi……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Sweepers………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

10. Mali…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

11. Chowkidar ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

12. Aya…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

13. Peon……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25

# :Either qualified or specially trained to work as Surgeon, Obstetrician, Physician and Pediatrician. One of the

existing Medical Officers similarly should be either qualified or specially trained in Public Health).

Box 2.

RURAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE – NORMS AND LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENTS (ALL

INDIA)

Indicator National Norms Achievements

S.No.

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

General Tribal/Hilly/Desert

Sub Centre 5000 3000 5085

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Primary Health Centre (PHC) 30000 20000 31954

Community Health Centre (CHC)

120000 80000 2.21 lakhs

Number of Sub Centres per PHC 6 6

Number of PHCs per CHC 4 7

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

MPW (F) 5000 3000 5574

MPW (M) 5000 3000 11994

Ratio of HA (M) to MPW (M) 1:6.0 1:3

Ratio of HA (F) to MPW (F) 1:6.0 1:8

Average Rural Area (Sq. Km) covered by a:

Sub Centre — 21.35

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Rural Health Care System in India

Rural Health Care System – the structure and current scenario

The health care infrastructure in rural areas has been developed as a three tier system (see

Chart 1) and is based on the

following population norms:

Table 1.

Sub-Centres (SCs)

1.2. The Sub-Centre is the most peripheral and first contact point between the primary health care system and the

community. Each Sub-Centre is manned by one Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and one Male Health Worker MPW(M) (for

details of staffing pattern, see

Box 1). One Lady Health Worker (LHV) is entrusted with the task of supervision of six Sub-

Centres. Sub-Centres are assigned tasks relating to interpersonal communication in order to bring about behavioral change and

provide services in relation to maternal and child health, family welfare, nutrition, immunization, diarrhea control and control of

communicable diseases programmes. The Sub-Centres are provided with basic drugs for minor ailments needed for taking care

of essential health needs of men, women and children. The Department of Family Welfare is providing 100% Central assistance

to all the Sub-Centres in the country since April 2002 in the form of salary of ANMs and LHVs, rent at the rate of Rs. 3000/- per

annum and contingency at the rate of Rs. 3200/- per annum, in addition to drugs and equipment kits. The salary of the Male

Worker is borne by the State Governments. Under the Swap Scheme, the Government of India has taken over an additional

39554 Sub Centres from State Governments / Union Territories since April, 2002 in lieu of 5434 number of Rural Family

Welfare Centres transferred to the State Governments / Union Territories. There are 146026 Sub Centres functioning in the

country as on September, 2005 as compared to 142655 in September, 2004.

Primary Health Centres (PHCs)

1.3. PHC is the first contact point between village community and the Medical Officer. The PHCs were envisaged to

provide an integrated curative and preventive health care to the rural population with emphasis on preventive and promotive

aspects of health care. The PHCs are established and maintained by the State Governments under the Minimum Needs

Programme (MNP)/ Basic Minimum Services Programme (BMS). At present, a PHC is manned by a Medical Officer supported

by 14 paramedical and other staff. It acts as a referral unit for 6 Sub Centres. It has 4 – 6 beds for patients. The activities of

PHC involve curative, preventive, primitive and Family Welfare Services. There are 23236 PHCs functioning as on September,

2005 in the country as compared to 23109 in September, 2004.

Chart 1.

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Sub Centre (SC)

Most peripheral contact point between Primary Health Care System &

Community manned with one MPW(F)/ANM & one MPW(M)

Primary Health Centre (PHC)

A Referal Unit for 6 Sub Centres 4-6 beded manned with a Medical

Officer Incharge and 14 subordinate paramedifcal staff

Community Health Centre (CHC)

A 30 beded Hospital/Referal Unit for 4 PHCs with Specialised

services

RURAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

IN INDIA

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Box 1.

STAFFING PATTERN

A. STAFF FOR SUB – CENTRE: Number of Posts

1. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Health Worker (Male)…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

3. Voluntary Worker (Paid @ Rs.100/- p.m. as honorarium)………………………………………………. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

B. STAFF FOR NEW PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE

1. Medical Officer…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Pharmacist……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

3. Nurse Mid-wife (Staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………… 1

4. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

5. Health Educator………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Health Assistant (Male)………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Health Assistant (Female)/LHV………………………………………………………………………………. 1

8. Upper Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Lower Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

10. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

11. Driver (Subject to availability of Vehicle)……………………………………………………………………. 1

12. Class IV……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15

C. STAFF FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE:

1. Medical Officer #…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

2. Nurse Mid– Wife(staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………. 7

3. Dresser…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

4. Pharmacist/Compounder………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

5. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Radiographer……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Ward Boys………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

8. Dhobi……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Sweepers………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

10. Mali…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

11. Chowkidar ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

12. Aya…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

13. Peon……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25

# :Either qualified or specially trained to work as Surgeon, Obstetrician, Physician and Pediatrician. One of the

existing Medical Officers similarly should be either qualified or specially trained in Public Health).

Box 2.

RURAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE – NORMS AND LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENTS (ALL

INDIA)

Indicator National Norms Achievements

S.No.

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

General Tribal/Hilly/Desert

Sub Centre 5000 3000 5085

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Primary Health Centre (PHC) 30000 20000 31954

Community Health Centre (CHC)

120000 80000 2.21 lakhs

Number of Sub Centres per PHC 6 6

Number of PHCs per CHC 4 7

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

MPW (F) 5000 3000 5574

MPW (M) 5000 3000 11994

Ratio of HA (M) to MPW (M) 1:6.0 1:3

Ratio of HA (F) to MPW (F) 1:6.0 1:8

Average Rural Area (Sq. Km) covered by a:

Sub Centre — 21.35

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Rural Health Care System in India

Rural Health Care System – the structure and current scenario

The health care infrastructure in rural areas has been developed as a three tier system (see

Chart 1) and is based on the

following population norms:

Table 1.

Sub-Centres (SCs)

1.2. The Sub-Centre is the most peripheral and first contact point between the primary health care system and the

community. Each Sub-Centre is manned by one Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and one Male Health Worker MPW(M) (for

details of staffing pattern, see

Box 1). One Lady Health Worker (LHV) is entrusted with the task of supervision of six Sub-

Centres. Sub-Centres are assigned tasks relating to interpersonal communication in order to bring about behavioral change and

provide services in relation to maternal and child health, family welfare, nutrition, immunization, diarrhea control and control of

communicable diseases programmes. The Sub-Centres are provided with basic drugs for minor ailments needed for taking care

of essential health needs of men, women and children. The Department of Family Welfare is providing 100% Central assistance

to all the Sub-Centres in the country since April 2002 in the form of salary of ANMs and LHVs, rent at the rate of Rs. 3000/- per

annum and contingency at the rate of Rs. 3200/- per annum, in addition to drugs and equipment kits. The salary of the Male

Worker is borne by the State Governments. Under the Swap Scheme, the Government of India has taken over an additional

39554 Sub Centres from State Governments / Union Territories since April, 2002 in lieu of 5434 number of Rural Family

Welfare Centres transferred to the State Governments / Union Territories. There are 146026 Sub Centres functioning in the

country as on September, 2005 as compared to 142655 in September, 2004.

Primary Health Centres (PHCs)

1.3. PHC is the first contact point between village community and the Medical Officer. The PHCs were envisaged to

provide an integrated curative and preventive health care to the rural population with emphasis on preventive and promotive

aspects of health care. The PHCs are established and maintained by the State Governments under the Minimum Needs

Programme (MNP)/ Basic Minimum Services Programme (BMS). At present, a PHC is manned by a Medical Officer supported

by 14 paramedical and other staff. It acts as a referral unit for 6 Sub Centres. It has 4 – 6 beds for patients. The activities of

PHC involve curative, preventive, primitive and Family Welfare Services. There are 23236 PHCs functioning as on September,

2005 in the country as compared to 23109 in September, 2004.

Chart 1.

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Sub Centre (SC)

Most peripheral contact point between Primary Health Care System &

Community manned with one MPW(F)/ANM & one MPW(M)

Primary Health Centre (PHC)

A Referal Unit for 6 Sub Centres 4-6 beded manned with a Medical

Officer Incharge and 14 subordinate paramedifcal staff

Community Health Centre (CHC)

A 30 beded Hospital/Referal Unit for 4 PHCs with Specialised

services

RURAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

IN INDIA

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Box 1.

STAFFING PATTERN

A. STAFF FOR SUB – CENTRE: Number of Posts

1. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Health Worker (Male)…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

3. Voluntary Worker (Paid @ Rs.100/- p.m. as honorarium)………………………………………………. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

B. STAFF FOR NEW PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE

1. Medical Officer…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Pharmacist……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

3. Nurse Mid-wife (Staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………… 1

4. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

5. Health Educator………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Health Assistant (Male)………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Health Assistant (Female)/LHV………………………………………………………………………………. 1

8. Upper Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Lower Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

10. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

11. Driver (Subject to availability of Vehicle)……………………………………………………………………. 1

12. Class IV……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15

C. STAFF FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE:

1. Medical Officer #…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

2. Nurse Mid– Wife(staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………. 7

3. Dresser…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

4. Pharmacist/Compounder………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

5. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Radiographer……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Ward Boys………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

8. Dhobi……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Sweepers………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

10. Mali…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

11. Chowkidar ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

12. Aya…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

13. Peon……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25

# :Either qualified or specially trained to work as Surgeon, Obstetrician, Physician and Pediatrician. One of the

existing Medical Officers similarly should be either qualified or specially trained in Public Health).

Box 2.

RURAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE – NORMS AND LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENTS (ALL

INDIA)

Indicator National Norms Achievements

S.No.

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

General Tribal/Hilly/Desert

Sub Centre 5000 3000 5085

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Primary Health Centre (PHC) 30000 20000 31954

Community Health Centre (CHC)

120000 80000 2.21 lakhs

Number of Sub Centres per PHC 6 6

Number of PHCs per CHC 4 7

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

MPW (F) 5000 3000 5574

MPW (M) 5000 3000 11994

Ratio of HA (M) to MPW (M) 1:6.0 1:3

Ratio of HA (F) to MPW (F) 1:6.0 1:8

Average Rural Area (Sq. Km) covered by a:

Sub Centre — 21.35

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Rural Health Care System in India

Rural Health Care System – the structure and current scenario

The health care infrastructure in rural areas has been developed as a three tier system (see

Chart 1) and is based on the

following population norms:

Table 1.

Sub-Centres (SCs)

1.2. The Sub-Centre is the most peripheral and first contact point between the primary health care system and the

community. Each Sub-Centre is manned by one Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and one Male Health Worker MPW(M) (for

details of staffing pattern, see

Box 1). One Lady Health Worker (LHV) is entrusted with the task of supervision of six Sub-

Centres. Sub-Centres are assigned tasks relating to interpersonal communication in order to bring about behavioral change and

provide services in relation to maternal and child health, family welfare, nutrition, immunization, diarrhea control and control of

communicable diseases programmes. The Sub-Centres are provided with basic drugs for minor ailments needed for taking care

of essential health needs of men, women and children. The Department of Family Welfare is providing 100% Central assistance

to all the Sub-Centres in the country since April 2002 in the form of salary of ANMs and LHVs, rent at the rate of Rs. 3000/- per

annum and contingency at the rate of Rs. 3200/- per annum, in addition to drugs and equipment kits. The salary of the Male

Worker is borne by the State Governments. Under the Swap Scheme, the Government of India has taken over an additional

39554 Sub Centres from State Governments / Union Territories since April, 2002 in lieu of 5434 number of Rural Family

Welfare Centres transferred to the State Governments / Union Territories. There are 146026 Sub Centres functioning in the

country as on September, 2005 as compared to 142655 in September, 2004.

Primary Health Centres (PHCs)

1.3. PHC is the first contact point between village community and the Medical Officer. The PHCs were envisaged to

provide an integrated curative and preventive health care to the rural population with emphasis on preventive and promotive

aspects of health care. The PHCs are established and maintained by the State Governments under the Minimum Needs

Programme (MNP)/ Basic Minimum Services Programme (BMS). At present, a PHC is manned by a Medical Officer supported

by 14 paramedical and other staff. It acts as a referral unit for 6 Sub Centres. It has 4 – 6 beds for patients. The activities of

PHC involve curative, preventive, primitive and Family Welfare Services. There are 23236 PHCs functioning as on September,

2005 in the country as compared to 23109 in September, 2004.

Chart 1.

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Sub Centre (SC)

Most peripheral contact point between Primary Health Care System &

Community manned with one MPW(F)/ANM & one MPW(M)

Primary Health Centre (PHC)

A Referal Unit for 6 Sub Centres 4-6 beded manned with a Medical

Officer Incharge and 14 subordinate paramedifcal staff

Community Health Centre (CHC)

A 30 beded Hospital/Referal Unit for 4 PHCs with Specialised

services

RURAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

IN INDIA

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Box 1.

STAFFING PATTERN

A. STAFF FOR SUB – CENTRE: Number of Posts

1. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Health Worker (Male)…………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

3. Voluntary Worker (Paid @ Rs.100/- p.m. as honorarium)………………………………………………. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

B. STAFF FOR NEW PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE

1. Medical Officer…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

2. Pharmacist……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

3. Nurse Mid-wife (Staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………… 1

4. Health Worker (Female)/ANM………………………………………………………………………………… 1

5. Health Educator………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Health Assistant (Male)………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Health Assistant (Female)/LHV………………………………………………………………………………. 1

8. Upper Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Lower Division Clerk…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

10. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

11. Driver (Subject to availability of Vehicle)……………………………………………………………………. 1

12. Class IV……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15

C. STAFF FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE:

1. Medical Officer #…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

2. Nurse Mid– Wife(staff Nurse)…………………………………………………………………………………. 7

3. Dresser…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

4. Pharmacist/Compounder………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

5. Laboratory Technician………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

6. Radiographer……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

7. Ward Boys………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

8. Dhobi……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

9. Sweepers………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

10. Mali…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

11. Chowkidar ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

12. Aya…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

13. Peon……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Total:…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25

# :Either qualified or specially trained to work as Surgeon, Obstetrician, Physician and Pediatrician. One of the

existing Medical Officers similarly should be either qualified or specially trained in Public Health).

Box 2.

RURAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE – NORMS AND LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENTS (ALL

INDIA)

Indicator National Norms Achievements

S.No.

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

General Tribal/Hilly/Desert

Sub Centre 5000 3000 5085

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Primary Health Centre (PHC) 30000 20000 31954

Community Health Centre (CHC)

120000 80000 2.21 lakhs

Number of Sub Centres per PHC 6 6

Number of PHCs per CHC 4 7

Rural Population (2001) covered by a:

MPW (F) 5000 3000 5574

MPW (M) 5000 3000 11994

Ratio of HA (M) to MPW (M) 1:6.0 1:3

Ratio of HA (F) to MPW (F) 1:6.0 1:8

Average Rural Area (Sq. Km) covered by a:

Sub Centre — 21.35

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