Director of Public Health and Family Welfare monitors th Public Health Services, prevention and control of communicable dieses and implementation of National and State Health programmes. The DPH&FW is responsible for prevention, control and management of endemic and epidemic diseases, health promotion, management of all primary health institutions in rural and urban areas of the state and implementation of Births and Deaths ACT.
National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.
Revised National TB Control Programme.
National Leprosy Eradication Programme.
National Program for Control of Blindness.
Integrated Disease Surveillance Project.
Epidemic Control (G.E., Diarrhea, Cholera and Jaundice).
National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Program.
National Program for prevention and control of diabetic, cancer, cardiovascular disease and Stroke (NPCDCS).
National Program for Health care of the Elderly (NPHCE).
National Programme for prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF).
National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)
Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad (APVVP) started functioning in 1986 to manage secondary level hospitals. At present there are 245 (CHCs, AHs & DHs) hospitals under the control of APVVP in the state.
APVVP hospitals are First Referral Units (secondary level hospitals) ranging from 30 beds to 350 beds and provide outpatient services, inpatient services (including emergency & surgical), diagnostic services and Medico Legal services. These hospitals also actively participate and act as platform for implementation of various National Health Programs like Malaria, Tuberculosis, Family welfare, AIDS etc.
The Directorate of Medical Education ensures the smooth functioning of all medical colleges and attached teaching hospitals, Dental Colleges, nursing schools and nursing colleges.
The Principle Secretary, HM&FW is overall in-charge for all the above items under tertiary health care.