135 Table 13.6
Various Programmes of Health in the State
Sr.No. Programme Brief Description 1 National Vector Borne
Disease Control Programme
369910 slides were examined out of which 107 slides were found positive during 2019-20
2 National Leprosy
Eradication Programme Where the prevalence rate was 5.14 during 1995-96 which has been reduced to 0.20 per ten thousand during 2019-20. 97 new cases of Leprosy have been detected.
3 Revised National T.B.
Control Programme (RNTCP)
Upto December, 2019, 17,563 TB cases were detected. Total cases notification rate was 226 per lakh population and Cure rate of Himachal Pradesh is 89 percent against the targets of 90 percent.
The State of Himachal Pradesh was awarded 1st Prize for RNTCP Programme in the country.
4 National Programme for
Control of Blindness Upto November, 2019, 18,343 cataract operations have been performed.
5 National Family Welfare
Programme This is carried out in the State on the basis of community needs assessment approach. Under this programme, 3,030 sterilizations, 8,296 I.U.D. insertions were done and 21,822 OP Users and 51,591 CC Users got benefit upto November, 2019.
6 Universal Immunization
Programme This is implemented with an aim to reduce the morbidity and mortality among mothers, children and infants. The vaccine preventable diseases viz. Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertusis, Neo- natal, Tetanus, Pneumonia, Poliomyelitis and Measles & Rubella has shown remarkable reduction.
7 Himachal Health Care
Scheme-(HIMCARE) HIMCARE is for the families which are not covered under Ayushman Bharat or are not entitled to avail the Government Medical Reimbursement. The cashless treatment coverage is ` 5.00 lakh per year. Till date 5.50 lakh families have been registered and 54,282 beneficiaries have availed cashless treatment amounting to ` 51.33 crore under this scheme
8 Ayushman Bharatm - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna
Ayushman Bharat provide health insurance coverage of `5.00 lakh per family per year. In Himachal Pradesh approximately 5 lakh families are entitled to get cashless treatment. about 3.08 lakh families have received the golden cards and 43,813 patients have availed cashless treatment amounting to `42.99 crore.
9 Health and Wellness
Centres All health Sub-Centres and PHC’s will be upgraded as Health and Wellness Centres by 2022. For this purpose,till November, 2019, 354 HSC and 523 PHC’s have been notified as HWC’s.
10 National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes and Stroke
Under this programme following schemes have been launched: a) Telestroke Project b) National Dialysis Programme c) Cancer Care Units d) e-health card
11 Adolescent Health
Programme By creating awareness, increase access and to ensure safe disposal of sanitary napkins, during 2018, a packet of Sanitary Napkin (6 pieces) is now being given to Girls at ` 1.00 only.
12 National AIDS Control
Programme a) Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (ICTC)- Up to December 2019 out of 85234 ANC client, 20 were diagnosed as HIV positive. b) STI/RTI- up to December 2019 38220 people have availed services of these RTI/STI clinics. c) Blood Safety - up to December 2019 382 VBD camps have been organized. d) Anti Retroviral Treatment Programme - state has three ART centres at IGMC, RH Hamirpur, RPGMC, Tanda. e) Targeted interventions - 18 target interventions project are being implemented in the state for high risk group.
136 Medical Education and Research
13.32 The Directorate of Medical Education Training and Research was established in the year 1996-97. At present six Medical Colleges and one Dental College are functioning under this Directorate in Govt. sector, besides, this one medical college and four Dental Colleges are there in private sector.
The institution wise allocation and expenditure of funds during 2019-20 up to 07.02.2020 is given in the table 13.6
( `in crore) Name of Institution Allocatio
IGMC 275.35 211.47
KNH 8.98 6.54
IGH 20.07 10.47
HPGDC 23.06 16.75
Dr. RPGMC Tanda 147.41 112.52 Dr. YSPGMC Nahan 51.14 36.35 Pt. JLNGMC Chamba 60.13 31.37 Dr. RK GMC,Hamirpur 70.45 23.72 SLBSGMC,Nerchowk,
Mandi 86.19 52.23
Directorate of ME&R 4.07 2.30
13.33 Academic achievements in Medical Education and Research are as follows:-
MBBS Students: During academic session 2019-20, total 870 MBBS seats were filled in Government &
Private Sector besides 253 No. of PG seats in various specialties were allotted in IGMC Shimla, Dr.
RPGMC Tanda and Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Solan.
BDS: 316 BDS seats and 90 MDs seats were filled in both Government
& Private sector during Academic Session 2019-20.
Nursing : During academic session 2019-20, 30 seats for ANM training course, 1,540 seats for GNM course, 1,780 B.Sc. Nursing, 435 Post Basic B.Sc Nursing and 181 seats for M.Sc Nursing Degree course have been approved.
Para Medical Courses: 61 students were enrolled in Para Medical courses of various streams during Academic Session 2019-20 in IGMC Shimla and Dr. RPGMC Tanda.
The Institution wise major achievements under this Directorate are as follows:-
Major Achievements of the Institutions in the State
Institution Facilities IGMC,
Shimla Kidney Transplantation b) Digital Subtraction Angiography Machine c)Trauma Centre d) Super Speciality Block e) Tertiary Care Cancer Centre f) New OPD Block g) Mother and Child Hospital.
Tanda Facility Block (under construction) b) New Girls hostel c) Construction of 120 Nos. Type-III Qtrs. for Nursing Staff d) Construction of Mental Health Centre.
Nahan Mother & Child Health Centre b) Nursing School (under construction).
Chamba Trauma centre is in existing building.
Hamirpur Functioning in existing building.
Mandi Bed strength of 300 and 4 operation theatres are functional. Trauma centre and nursing college have also been made functional.
Note: Except top two colleges, all other colleges are new.
137 Himachal Pradesh Government Dental College and Hospital Shimla:
13.34 17 PG seats and 75 BDS admissions (including 15 EWS seats) have been approved by the DCI for the college. The admissions of the diploma course of Dental Mechanic and Dental Hygienist have been made with intake capacity of 20 each and classes for the said course have been started for the session 2019-20. College has been equipped with 2 no. of OPG CEPH X- ray machines and latest pediatric dental units cum chairs. Free dental treatment to the IRDP and BPL families of the state is being provided by the institution.
13.35 Indian System of Medicines and Homoeopathy plays a vital role in the Health Care System of the State of Himachal Pradesh. The Department of Ayurveda was established in 1984.
Health Care services are being provided to the general public through Ayervedic health infrastructure in the state. Overall view of the Ayurvedic infrastructure is given below:
Availability of Ayurvedic Health Infrastructure in Himachal Pradesh
A project for prevention of Anemia under Poshan Abhiyan is being run in three Development Blocks funded by Women and Child Development Department:
a) Bangana District Una b) Bhoranj District Hamirpur c) Tissa District Chamba.
Development of Herbal Resources:
13.36 Four Herbal Gardens catering to different agro-climatic zones of the State functioning for propagating and conserving medicinal plants. are:
a) Jogindernagar (District Mandi), b) Neri (District Hamirpur)
c) Dumreda (District Shimla) d) Jangal Jhalera (Bilaspur)
Ministry of AYUSH, National Medicinal Plants Board, Government of India has established and funded the Regional-cum-Facilitation Centre for North India at Research Institute in ISM, Joginder Nagar, District Mandi for the overall development of Medicinal Plants sector.
Sr. No. Institution Numbers 1 P.G. Ayurvedic College 1
2 B-Pharmacy College 1
3 Regional Hospitals 2
4 District Ayurvedic
5 Nature Cure Hospital 1 6 Ayurvedic Health Centres 1182
7 Research Institute 1
8 Drug Testing Laboratory 1 9 College of Pharmaceutical
Science (B-Pharmacy Ayurveda)
10 Unani health centers 3
11 Homoeopathic Health
12 Amchi clinics 4
13 Ayurvedic Pharmacies 3