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About our Department

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.

List of Major Programmes/Schemes implemented:

 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)

AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad

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.

Hospital Activities

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 main functions and services of Directorate are:

1. To provide Specialist Medical Care and medical facilities to people through hospitals.
2. To impart quality Medical Education to undergraduates, P.G. and Super Specialty post graduates through medical colleges and teaching hospitals. 3. To provide training in para-medical courses like nursing and medical and laboratory technology, etc., through Medical colleges and Teaching Hospitals

Other functions:

1. Granting permission for the establishment of new medical colleges, dental colleges, nursing colleges in the state.
2. Granting permission to related and unrelated organ transplantation in the state.
3. Recognition of referral hospitals empanelment through legal cell process.
4. Medical boards and issue of physically handicapped certificates to people through hospitals.
5. For appropriate recommendations on the proposal for relaxation of rules for medical reimbursement of employees.

The Principle Secretary, HM&FW is overall in-charge for all the above items under tertiary health care.

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Special Chief Secretary to Govt.,
Health, Medical & Family Welfare Dept.
5th Block,Ground Floor,Room No:157,
A.P Secretariat,Velagapudi,
Guntur Dt., Andhra Pradesh.