The major activity of the Health Department, Andaman and Nicobar Administration is to provide curative, preventive and supportive health care delivery to the community.

Directorate of Health Services (DHS) has an important role in the provision and administration of health services and in order to raise the quality, extend accountability and deliver the services fairly, effectively and courteously.

The primary health care infrastructure has been developed as a five tier system – Sub- Centres, Primary Health Centres, Urban Health Centres, Community Health Centres and District Hospital. Sub-Centre is the most peripheral contact point between the Primary Health Care System and the community and is manned generally by Multi-Purpose Health Workers (Male & Female). Primary Health Centre is manned by a Medical Officer/Chief Medical Officer supported by para-medical and other staff.

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