|Jurisdiction||Government of India|
Raisina Hill, New Delhi
|Annual budget||₹223,000 crore (US$28 billion) (2021-22 est.)|
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is an Indian government ministry charged with health policy in India. It is also responsible for all government programs relating to family planning in India.
The Minister of Health and Family Welfare holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The current minister is Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while the current Minister of State for health (MOS: assistant to Minister i.e. currently assistant to Mansukh L. Mandaviya) is Dr Bharati Pawar .
Since 1955 the Ministry regularly publishes the Indian Pharmacopoeia through the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), an autonomous body for setting standards for drugs, pharmaceuticals and healthcare devices and technologies in India.
The ministry is composed of two departments: Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Health Research.
Department of Health
The Department of Health deals with health care, including awareness campaigns, immunisation campaigns, preventive medicine, and public health. Bodies under the administrative control of this department are:
- National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) (see HIV/AIDS in India)
- 14 National Health Programmes
- National AIDS Control Programme (AIDS) Department Of Aids Control (National AIDS Control Organisation) (Details About Aids)
- National Cancer Control Programme (cancer) (since 1985)
- National Filaria Control Programme (filariasis)
- National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme (iodine deficiency)
- National Leprosy Eradication Programme (leprosy)
- National Mental Health Programme (mental health)
- National Programme for Control of Blindness (blindness)
- National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (deafness)
- National Tobacco Control Programme (tobacco control)
- National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) (vector-borne disease)
- Pilot Programme on Prevention and Control of Diabetes, CVD and Stroke (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke)
- National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health (Cimate change)
- Revised National TB Control Programme (tuberculosis)
- Universal Immunisation Programme
- National Medical Commission
- Dental Council of India
- Pharmacy Council of India
- Indian Nursing Council
- All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru
- All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR), Mumbai
- All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata
- Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
- Central Drugs Standard Control Organization
- National Centre for Disease Control
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Department of Family Welfare
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:
- 18 Population Research Centres (PRCs) at six universities and six other institutions across 17 states
- National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), Delhi
- International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai
- Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow
- Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi
Department of Health Research
The Department of Health Research (DHR) was created in 2007 and became functional the following month. Researches on estimation of disease burden, health related affordable innovative technologies process/product development, Translational research and child health care, are included in Grant-In-Aid Scheme of DHR.
Department of AYUSH
Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) was established in 1995. It was later renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in 2003. AYUSH focuses on research and education.
List Of Ministers
|No||Portrait||Name||Term of office||Prime Minister||Political Party|
|1||Rajkumari Amrit Kaur||15 August 1947||16 April 1957||9 years, 244 days||Jawaharlal Nehru||Indian National Congress|
|2||D. P. Karmakar
|17 April 1957||9 April 1962||4 years, 357 days|
|10 April 1962||13 March 1967||4 years, 337 days||Indira Gandhi|
|13 March 1967||14 November 1967||246 days|
|5||Satya Narayan Sinha||14 November 1967||14 February 1969||1 year, 92 days|
|6||Kodardas Kalidas Shah||14 February 1969||19 May 1971||2 years, 94 days|
|7||Uma Shankar Dikshit||19 May 1971||5 February 1973||1 year, 262 days|
|8||R. K. Khadilkar
|5 February 1973||9 November 1973||277 days|
|9||Karan Singh||9 November 1973||24 March 1977||3 years, 135 days|
|10||Raj Narain||28 March 1977||1 July 1978||1 year, 95 days||Morarji Desai||Janata Party|
|11||Morarji Desai||1 July 1978||24 January 1979||207 days|
|12||Rabi Ray||28 July 1979||14 January 1980||170 days||Charan Singh||Janata Party (Secular)|
|13||B. Shankaranand||16 January 1980||31 December 1984||4 years, 350 days||Indira Gandhi
|Indian National Congress|
|14||Mohsina Kidwai||31 December 1984||24 June 1986||1 year, 175 days||Rajiv Gandhi|
|15||P. V. Narasimha Rao||24 June 1986||14 February 1988||1 year, 235 days|
|16||Motilal Vora||14 February 1988||24 January 1989||345 days|
|17||Ram Niwas Mirdha||24 January 1989||4 July 1989||161 days|
|4 July 1989||2 December 1989||151 days|
|19||Nilamani Routray||6 December 1989||23 April 1990||138 days||V. P. Singh||Janata Dal|
|20||Rasheed Masood||23 April 1990||10 November 1990||201 days|
|21||Shakeelur Rehman||21 November 1990||20 February 1991||91 days||Chandra Shekhar||Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)|
|22||Chandra Shekhar||20 February 1991||21 June 1991||121 days|
|23||M. L. Fotedar||21 June 1991||17 January 1993||1 year, 210 days||P. V. Narasimha Rao||Indian National Congress|
|24||B. Shankaranand||18 January 1993||22 December 1994||1 year, 338 days|
|25||P. V. Narasimha Rao||23 December 1994||11 June 1995||171 days|
|26||A. R. Antulay||11 June 1995||16 May 1996||340 days|
|27||Sartaj Singh||16 May 1996||1 June 1996||16 days||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|28||H. D. Deve Gowda||1 June 1996||29 June 1996||28 days||H. D. Deve Gowda||Janata Dal|
|29||Saleem Iqbal Shervani||29 June 1996||9 June 1997||345 days|
|30||Inder Kumar Gujral||9 June 1997||19 March 1998||283 days||Inder Kumar Gujral|
|19 March 1998||14 August 1999||1 year, 148 days||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Pattali Makkal Katchi|
|32||A. K. Patel
|16 August 1999||13 October 1999||58 days||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|33||N. T. Shanmugam
|13 October 1999||27 May 2000||227 days||Pattali Makkal Katchi|
|34||C. P. Thakur||27 May 2000||1 July 2002||2 years, 35 days||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|35||Shatrughan Sinha||1 July 2002||29 January 2003||212 days|
|36||Sushma Swaraj||29 January 2003||22 May 2004||1 year, 114 days|
|37||Anbumani Ramadoss||22 May 2004||29 March 2009||4 years, 311 days||Manmohan Singh||Pattali Makkal Katchi|
|29 March 2009||22 May 2009||54 days||Indian National Congress|
|39||Ghulam Nabi Azad||28 May 2009||26 May 2014||4 years, 363 days|
|40||Harsh Vardhan||26 May 2014||9 November 2014||167 days||Narendra Modi||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|41||Jagat Prakash Nadda||9 November 2014||30 May 2019||4 years, 202 days|
|(40)||Harsh Vardhan||30 May 2019||7 July 2021||2 years, 38 days|
|42||Mansukh Mandaviya||7 July 2021||Incumbent||1 year, 207 days|
List of Ministers of State
|Minister of state||Portrait||Political party||Term||Years||Prime Minister||Political Party|
|Faggan Singh Kulaste||Bharatiya Janata Party||5 July 2016||3 September 2017||1 year, 60 days||Narendra Modi||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Anupriya Patel||Apna Dal (Sonelal)||5 July 2016||30 May 2019||2 years, 329 days||Apna Dal (Sonelal)|
|Ashwini Kumar Choubey||Bharatiya Janata Party||3 September 2017||7 July 2021||3 years, 307 days||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Bharati Pawar||7 July 2021||Incumbent||1 year, 207 days|
- Mission Indradhanush
- Integrated disease surveillance program (IDSP)
- Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PMDHM)
- The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act (THOTA)
- Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
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- Official website 
- Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Official website
- National Health Portal (Available in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil and Punjabi)