Commissionerate of Health

Medical Services

Medical services are functional in the state since the last five decades (1951-52) under the administrative control of Health and Family Welfare Department. Commissioner is the head of department and Additional Director (Medical) is the program officer of medical services. Chief District Medical Officer cum Civil Surgeon is the head of district hospital and technical supervisor of all the government hospitals of the district including CHC and Grant-in-aid hospitals. Superintendent is the head of Taluka hospital. Dispensaries are run by class-II Medical Officers.

Nursing School & Training Programme

Nursing profession is one of the main pillar of health care sector. Adequate number of nursing professionals who are optimally trained and skilled to impart qualitative health care delivery is imperative. In order to achieve this objective, State of Gujarat is providing following Nursing educational courses.

Mental Health Programme

Gujarat, with a population of 6, 03, 83, 638 (census-2011) has a limited number of Mental Health facilities and professionals. Against this backdrop, there have been a number of positive developments.

Government of Gujarat as part of Objectives of Quality health care to improve health infrastructure of state and meet the healthcare needs & expectations of common man of Gujarat at all levels of healthcare delivery system, as per National Healthcare Quality Standards.

Our Hospitals

Medical institutions have continuously been trying to reach the goal of serving the people at their district and taluka place. Patients are carefully treated by the specialist doctor's and Para medical staffs of the hospitals. All the institutes worked effectively and satisfactorily due to the joint sincere efforts of the officers and staff members of medical services.

Grant in Aid Institution

Non-Government 119 Grant-in-aid Medical Institutions has also played an active role in providing Medical Service to the people.

Grant is provided various Hospitals and Dispensaries run by voluntary Organizations, Municipality or Charitable Trust, the norms of allocation of grant has been increased from 60% to 75% of approved expenses .As per Government Resolution dtd. 19-12-1991, Health & Family Welfare Department, Gandhinagar, the percentage of grant in aid to charitable institutions as below:

108 Services

Government of Gujarat is committed to provide Emergency Response Service through toll free number 108 for Medical, Police and Fire emergencies. In order to ensure efficient delivery of service to the people of Gujarat, GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute has been appointed as nodal agency under PPP (Public Private Partnership) model to professionally manage and deliver comprehensive, speedy, reliable and quality emergency service in Gujarat.

NCD Cell

Technological and economical advancement have resulted in dramatic improvement in the health status of people in last half century. However, with these development and advancement, majority of developed and developing countries are now facing a heavy burden of non communicable diseases. In modern world, the major causes of death and disability are found to be shifted from nutritional deficiencies and infectious diseases to non-infectious chronic diseases. Now country is facing triple burden of health issues - Communicable disease, Non communicable Disease and Mother & Child health issues. Non Communicable Diseases like cardio vascular diseases, diabetes and cancer and chronic lung diseases have emerged as a major public health problem. They account for 53% of all deaths in India (WHO).

Trauma Centre

Government of India (GOI) introduced (November 1999) a pilot project for developing a network of Trauma Care Centres to provide emergency treatment to accident victims at a cost of Rs.91.55crore. The pilot project envisaged providing financial assistance for upgrading emergency services of selected Government hospitals. But the project had limited success on account of capacity constraints and infrastructure related issues.

Annual Development Plan 2015-2016

An Annual Development Plan of Rs. 44498.00 Lakh has been proposed for the year 2013-2014 Out of which Rs.38734.64 Lakh has been proposed for continued item and Rs.5763.36 Lakh for New Development Work.

12thFive Year Plan 2012-17

The Medical Services is rendering secondary Health care through District Hospitals, Sub District Hospital / Class-II Hospital, Hospitals for Mental Health, Eye Diseases Hospital, Infectious Diseases Hospital and Dispensaries. 119 hospitals & dispensaries are run by the N.G.O’s as a Grant in Aid institutions as per the norms prescribed.

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

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

Who’s Who

Dr. H. K. Bhavsar

Additional Director,
Medical Services

Ms. Kanan H Pandya

Under Secretary

Medical Services

Phone: 079-23251447



Medical Services

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

Phone: 079 - 23253286

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