Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is instrumental and responsible for implementation of various programmes on a national scale in the areas of health and family welfare, prevention and control of major communicable diseases and promotion of traditional and indigenous systems of medicine. In addition, the Ministry also assists States in preventing and controlling the spread of seasonal disease outbreaks and epidemics by providing technical assistance.

Minister In Charge

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is headed by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda since 10th November, 2014. He is assisted by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare (MOS) – Shri Ashwini Kumar Chaubey and Smt Anupriya Patel.

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