Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is headed by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan since 30 May, 2019. He is also the Union Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences. He is assisted by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare (MOS) – Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Union Health Secretary-Ms Preeti Sudan.

The core public health mandate of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is to provide equitable, affordable and quality healthcare services to the people of India. At the centre of its philosophy is a strong primary healthcare system with a major focus on preventive and promotive healthcare. In view of the federal nature of the Constitution, areas of operation have been divided between Union Government and State Government. Health being a State Subject - each State and Union Territory endeavours to provide the best healthcare services to citizens.

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