Departments of Health and Family Welfare

Functions: It makes Health Policies.


  • National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO): Project Sunrise à NE India, for AIDS
  • 13 National Health Programmes
  • Revised National TB Control Programme (tuberculosis)
  • Universal Immunisation Programme
  • Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI)
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
  • Central Drugs Standard Control Organization

Family Welfare Functions: Family planning, reproductive health, maternal health etc.


  • Population Research Centres (PRCs)
  • National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), Delhi
  • International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. It releases National Family Health Survey
  • Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. It was founded in 1911, one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.


Department of Health Research

  • To bring modern health technologies through research and innovations
  • R&D related to diagnosis, treatment methods and vaccines
  • To translate them into products and processes and,
  • To introduce these innovations into public health system.