Functions of Department

The main functions of the Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department are:


  • Formulate, organise, and execute schemes that provide housing for medical and para medical staff
  • Construct primary health centres, sub-centres, hospitals, dispensaries, clinics and other health care centres
  • Formulate and undertake schemes for acquisition of medical equipment and implementation of infrastructure facilities
  • Develop major and minor operation theatres, emergency medical services, wards with attached nursing cubicles and more
  • Improve the functioning of hospitals
  • Impart medical education to undergraduates and post graduates
  • Provide training in para-medical courses, and so on


Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department, Govt of AP, has been serving the people of Andhra Pradesh, through 7507 subcenters, 1147 PHC’s 191 CHC’s 34 Aera Hospitals, 8 District Hospitals and 11 Teaching Hospitals with bed strength of 33,217. Broadly there are 3 categories of services – Primary Health, Secondary Health and Tertiary Health & Medical Education.