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Government Health Programs/Schemes

Health being a state subject, the central government supplements the efforts of the state governments in delivery of health services through various schemes of primary, secondary and tertiary care. Names of such central sector and centrally sponsored schemes of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are at Annexure. Details of Schemes of states/UTs are not available.


List of Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Central Sector Schemes

  1. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
  2. National AIDS and STD Control  Program
  3. Family Welfare Schemes
  4. Establishment and strengthening of NCDC Branches and Health Initiatives, Inter Sectoral co-ordination for preparation and control of Zoonotic Diseases and other neglected tropical diseases, Surveillance of Viral Hepatitis, Anti Microbial Resistance
  5. National Pharmacovigilance Program
  6. Development of Nursing Services
  7. Health Sector Disaster Preparedness and Response and Human Resources Development for Emergency Medical Services
  8. National Organ Transplant Program
  9. Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) Scheme.
  10. Swachhta Action Plan (SAP)

Centrally Sponsored Schemes

A. National Health Mission (NHM)

  1. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM):
  • RCH Flexible Pool including Routine Immunization Program, Pulse Polio Immunization Program, National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program etc.
  • Health Systems Strengthening under NRHM
  • Flexible Pool for Communicable Diseases
  • Flexible Pool for Non-Communicable Diseases, Injury and Trauma
  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Forward linkages to NRHM
  • Strengthening of State Drug Regulatory System
  • Pilot Schemes(Sports medicine, Deafness, Leptospirosis Control, Control of Human Rabies, Medical Rehabilitation, Oral Health, Fluorosis)
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Prime Minister’s Development Plan for Jammu & Kashmir
  • Strengthening National Porgram Management of the NRHM

2. National Urban Health Mission

3. Tertiary care Programs:

  • National Mental Health Program
  • Capacity Building for Trauma Centres
  • National Program for prevention and control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-vascular Diseases and Stroke
  • National Program for Health Care for the Elderly
  • National Program for Control of Blindness
  • Telemedicine
  • Tobacco Control Program and Drug De-addiction Program

4. Human Resources for Health and Medical Education

  • Upgradation /Strengthening  of Nursing Services (ANM/GNM)
  • Strengthening /Upgradation of Pharmacy School/College
  • District Hospital – Upgradation of State Government Medical Colleges(PG seats)
  • Strengthening Government Medical Colleges(UG seats) and Central Government Health Institutions
  • Establishing New Medical Colleges(upgrading District Hospitals)
  • Setting up of State Institutions of Para-medical Sciences in States and Setting up of College of Para-medical Education.

B. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana – PIB

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