Commissionerate of Health

Family Welfare


Welfare of each citizen is the AIM of family welfare Department. It is tried to achieve mainly through saving the lives of mothers and children and improving their health status as well as checking the population growth.


Different programmes like family planning (later on renamed as family welfare) and programmes like Maternal and Child Health, Universal Immunisation Programme, Diarrheal Control Programme, Acute Respiratory Tract Infection Control Programme, and other nutritional deficiency control programme (later on included incer one programme 'Child Survival & Safe Motherhood') were implemented with same objectives previously. With good coordination and team efforts improvement in quality and coverage of care at various levels are being achieved.

Reproductive and Child Health

RCH programme was launched in Indian on 15th October 1997 envisages provision of client centred, need based, good quality, integrated RCH services for improving the health of women and children.

Paradigm Shift Under the RCH program all aspects of women's reproductive health across their reproductive cycle, from puberty to menopause are covered. RCH program addresses the needs that have emerged over years of implementing Family Welfare Program. As opposed to the Family Welfare program, the RCH program aims to be more in tune with the ground realities concerning…

Maternal Health

Department of Health and family welfare, Govt. Of Gujarat is committed to reduce the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR). In last 10 years significant reduction has been brought in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) due to several initiatives by Govt. of Gujarat

Child Health

The Department of Health and Family Welfare of Gujarat is committed to provide affordable, accessible and quality health services to the residents of Gujarat. Although, the department has made significant efforts to reduce the childhood, but slow decrease was seen in the child mortality over the years.


Delivering effective and safe vaccines through an efficient delivery system is one of the most cost effective public health interventions. Immunization programs aim to reduce mortality and morbidity due to Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs).

State nutrition cell (SNC)

State Nutrition Cell (SNC) is the state level unit for Planning, Management and Monitoring of nutrition programmes in the state, namely- MAMTA Abhiyan, National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI), Gujarat State Nutrition Mission (GSNM), National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF), National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Program (NIDDCP) and Vitamin A supplementation Programme. The cell also consists of additional two units; Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) cell and National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) cell. SNC is a focal point for inter-sectoral convergence of nutrition programmes. The cell is functional under Family Welfare Department and is staffed with Nodal Officer (Programme Officer); Nutrition Officer (Project Officer); Nutrition Consultant; Programme Assistant [(Monitoring and Evaluation) and (Administration)] and Accountant along with other support staff.

Family Welfare Schemes

Chirnajivi Yojana.

The Health & Family Welfare Department has initiated a scheme involving private sector specialists in providing services related to safe delivery, primarily for socio economically weaker sections. The Scheme is called the Chiranjivi Yojana. The scheme was launched on pilot basis in December 2005. In the initial stage, this scheme is made operational in five most under served, tribal, desert and bordering districts i.e. Kutch, Banaskanta, Sabarkanta, Panchamahals and Dahod as a pilot project in the State. The beneficiaries are the mothers from BPL and APL (ST Who do not pay income tax).

Adolescent Health

Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK)

In order to ensure holistic development of adolescent population, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) on 7th January 2014 to reach out to adolescents- male and female, rural and urban, married and unmarried, in and out of school adolescents with special focus on marginalised and undeserved groups.

Neonatal Survival

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Shri J. P. Gupta, IAS
Dr. Jayanti S. Ravi, IAS

Principal Secretary (PH)
& Commissioner,
Public Health and Family Welfare

Who’s Who

Dr.Nilam Patel

Additional Director(I/C),
Family Welfare
Phone: 079-23253311

Dr R R Vaidya

Assistant Director
Phone: 079-23253946


Family Welfare

Block No 5, 2nd Floor,
Dr. Jivraj Mehta Bhavan,
Old Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.

Phone: 079 - 23253311

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