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State Health Centres

The State Health Society (External website that opens in a new window) plays a key role in the accomplishment of the goal set by the National Rural Health Mission (External website that opens in a new window). This society was launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (External website that opens in a new window) in 2005 to provide effective health care to the rural population throughout the country with special focus on 18 states with weak public health indicators. Some of these weaker States are Bihar, Rajasthan, Manipur, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

Here are details about State health societies in a few States:

A list of top medical colleges in India is given below:

Referral Hospitals in India:

More information about health facilities in India:

District Health Centres

At district level, health administration consists of a number of officers and doctors who on an average handle 10-15 hospitals, 30-60 primary health centres and 300-400 sub centres. The entire system is a complex arrangement, which results in a number of vertical channels of information and multiplicity of agencies. Every district also has a civil hospital to cater to the health needs of the people of that district. Here is a list of district health centres in a few states.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on:14-02-2011