National Rural Health Mission (NHM) was launched in the year 2005 to strengthen the Rural Public Health System and has since met many hopes and expectations. The Mission seeks to provide effective health care to the rural populace throughout the country with special focus on the States and Union Territories (UTs), which have weak public health indicators and/or weak infrastructure. Towards this end, the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) for Sub-centres, Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), Sub-District and District Hospitals were published in January/ February, 2007 and have been used as the reference point for public health care infrastructure planning and up-gradation in the States and UTs. IPHS are a set of uniform standards envisaged to improve the quality of health care delivery in the country. The IPHS documents have been revised keeping in view the changing protocols of the existing programmes and introduction of new programmes especially for Non-Communicable Diseases. Flexibility is allowed to suit the diverse needs of the States and regions. These IPHS guidelines will act as the main driver for continuous improvement in quality and serve as the bench mark for assessing the functional status of health facilities. States and UTs should adopt these IPHS guidelines for strengthening the Public Health Care Institutions and put in their best efforts to achieve high quality of health care across the country.
Further, there are number of new initiatives, interventions, programmes and projects have been introduced in the public health system like Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs), launch of National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) in 2013, introduction of Health and Wellness Centres and Urban-Primary Health Centres (UPHCs) (Polyclinics) in urban areas etc. To incorporate these initiatives, the IPHS guidelines has been further revised in 2022 after due deliberation with experts and also with State representatives. Hon’ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has released the revised IPHS guidelines on 16th April 2022 for District/Sub-District Hospital, Community Health Centres, Health & Wellness Centre-Primary Health Centres and Health & Wellness Centre-Sub Health Centres.
|Sub District Hospital (SDH) and District Hospital (DH) - IPHS 2022||(5.25 MB)|
|Community Health Centre (CHC) - IPHS 2022||(13.0 MB)|
|Health & Wellness Centre - Primary Health Centre (HWC-PHC) - IPHS 2022||(4.50 MB)|
|Health & Wellness Centre Sub Health Centre (HWC-SHC) - IPHS 2022||(4.90 MB)|
|Sub Centre||(1.45 MB)|
|Sub - District / Divisional Hospital||(1.52 MB)|
|District Hospital||(1.52 MB)|
|Sub Centre||(44 KB)|
|31 - 50 Bedded Hospital||(95.5 KB)|
|51 - 100 Bedded Hospital||(98 KB)|
|101 - 200 Bedded Hospital||(135 KB)|
|201 - 300 Bedded Hospital||(136 KB)|
|301 - 500 Bedded Hospital||(139 KB)|