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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
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Agency overview
Formed1976
JurisdictionIndia India
HeadquartersCabinet Secretariat
Raisina Hill, New Delhi
28°36′50″N 77°12′32″E / 28.61389°N 77.20889°E / 28.61389; 77.20889
Annual budget69,000 crore (US$9.7 billion) (2020-21 est.)[1]
Agency executives

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.[2][3]

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The current minister is Harsh Vardhan.

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.[4]

Composition

The ministry is composed of two departments: Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Health Research.[5]

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:

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:

Department of Health Research

The Department of Health Research (DHR) was created in 2007 and became functional the following year.[7]

Department of AYUSH

The Department of AYUSH no more falls under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was elevated to the Ministry of AYUSH with effect 9 November 2014.

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. Now 'Sowa-Rigpa' (the Tibetian medicine system) has also been added to AYUSH

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 educational 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:

Ministers

Ministers Health and Family Welfare
Name Portrait Term of office Political Party Prime Minister Reference
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.jpg 15 August 1947 16 April 1957 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru [8]
Sushila Nayar Dr Sushila Nayyar, 1947.jpg 10 April 1962 13 March 1967 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi [9]
Kodardas Kalidas Shah 14 February 1969 19 May 1971 [10]
Uma Shankar Dikshit 19 May 1971 5 February 1972 [11]
Karan Singh Dr-Karan-Singh-sept2009.jpg 9 November 1973 24 March 1977 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi [10]
Raj Narain Raj Narain 2007 stamp of India.jpg 24 March 1977 25 January 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai [12]
Rabi Ray Portrait of Rabi Ray.jpg 25 January 1979 14 July 1979 [13]
28 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh [14]
Mohsina Kidwai 31 December 1984 24 June 1986 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi [15]
P. V. Narasimha Rao Pumapaparti.N.rao.jpg 24 June 1986 14 February 1988 [16]
Rasheed Masood 21 April 1990 10 November 1990 Janata Dal
National Front
V. P. Singh [17]
Sartaj Singh 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee [18]
C. P. Thakur 27 May 2000 30 June 2002 [19]
Sushma Swaraj Sushma Swaraj in 2014.jpg 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 [20]
Anbumani Ramadoss Dr Anbumani Ramadoss (2456738711).jpg 22 May 2004 29 March 2009 Pattali Makkal Katchi
United Progressive Alliance
Manmohan Singh
Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG 22 May 2009 26 May 2014 Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
Harsh Vardhan Dr Harsh Vardhan.png 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi [21]
Jagat Prakash Nadda Shri J.P. Nadda is also seen in delhi.jpg 9 November 2014 28 May 2019
Harsh Vardhan Dr Harsh Vardhan.png 31 May 2019 Incumbent

See also

References

  1. ^ "Budget data". www.indiatoday.in. 2020.
  2. ^ "Suspension of anti-diabetes drug takes industry by surprise". The Hindu. June 27, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Let the science decide", The Hindu, July 24, 2013, retrieved 1 August 2013
  4. ^ "Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission". ipc.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  5. ^ "Departments :: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare".
  6. ^ Rath, Goura Kishor (Winter 2014). "National cancer control and registration program in India". Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. 34 (4): 288–90. doi:10.4103/0971-5851.144991. PMC 4264276. PMID 25538407 – via National Institutes of Health.
  7. ^ "About Department | Department of Health Research | MoHFW | Government of India". dhr.gov.in. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  8. ^ "Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership – Republic of India". Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Past Governors : Uma Shankar Dikshit". National Informatics Centre/Raj Bhavan. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  10. ^ a b Rajya Sabha Secretariat. "RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 1952 - 2003: Members S" (PDF). Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  11. ^ "6th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : NAYAR, DR. SUSHILA". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  12. ^ "6th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : RAJ NARAIN SHRI". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Tenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : RAY. SHRI RABI". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Tenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : RAY. SHRI RABI". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Detailed Profile: Smt. Mohsina Kidwai". Government of India. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, XI Lok Sabha : RAO, SHRI P.V. NARASIMHA". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  17. ^ "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Masood,Shri Rasheed". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  18. ^ "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Chhatwal,Shri Sartaj Singh". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Thakur,Dr. Chandreshwar Prasad". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Swaraj,Smt. Sushma". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre/Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 6 November 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  21. ^ "Meet Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers". NDTV.com. 27 May 2014.

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