Medical And Health

Medical, Health and Family Welfare Department,Prakasam District, Ongole.

About the Department 

Director of Public Health and Family Welfare monitors the 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 main functions and services of Directorate are:
To provide Specialist Medical Care and medical facilities to people through hospitals.
To impart quality Medical Education to undergraduates, P.G. and Super Specialty post graduates through medical colleges and teaching hospitals.
To provide training in para-medical courses like nursing and medical and laboratory technology, etc., through Medical colleges and Teaching Hospitals

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

Schemes / Project Details


ASHA or Accredited Social Health Activist. is selected from the village itself and will be trained to work as an interface between the community and the public health system.

Child Health and Immunization

With a target of more than 95% full immunization to reduce the IMR, Child Health and Immunization strives to contributing in reduction of IMR.

Rashtriya Bala Swasthya Karyakram

With the single pointed objective of early identification and therefore early intervention for children from Birth to 18 years to cover 4 ‘D’s viz.

Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram

Adolescence is the most important stage of the life cycle for health interventions. Addressing adolescent health needs would obviate several reproductive, maternal and child health challenges


Fine tuning the health policy formulations and interventions based on continuous monitoring and evaluating of the health programmes


With a vision of achieving a “TB free Andhra Pradesh” to contribute to “TB Free India”, the state run TB control initiatve of GoI aims to achieve Universal Access to TB control services


“Leprosy eradication is not merely medical relief, it is transforming frustration of life into joy of dedication, personal ambition into selfless service” – Mahatma Gandhi


With the goal to reduce the prevalence of blindness to 0.3% by 2020 NPCB works relentlessly identifying and treating the blind

Maternal Health

With the objective of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among poor pregnant women.