Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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Republic of India
Ministry of Health
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters Cabinet Secretariat
Raisina Hill, New Delhi
28°36′50″N 17°12′32″E / 28.61389°N 17.20889°E / 28.61389; 17.20889
Minister responsible Harsh Vardhan (Delhi politician), Health Minister
Agency executive , The Minister of State (Health)

Department of Health[edit]

The Department of Health deals with health care, including awareness campaigns, immunization campaigns, preventive medicine, and public health. Bodies under the administrative control of this department are:

Department of Family Welfare[edit]

The Department of Family Welfare (FW) is responsible for aspects relating to family welfare, especially in reproductive health, maternal health, pediatrics, information, education and communications; cooperation with NGOs and international aid groups; and rural health services. The Department of Family Welfare is responsible for:

Department of AYUSH[edit]

Main article: AYUSH

The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) deals with ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, and homoeopathy, and other alternative medicine systems.

The department was established in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy (ISM&H). The department is charged with upholding education standards in the Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy colleges, strengthening research, promoting the cultivation of medicinal plants used, and working on Pharmacopoeia standards. Bodies under the control of the Department of AYUSH are:

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