Six Plan Schemes are being implemented by the Health Department as detailed below:
The Scheme aims for smooth functioning of health infrastructure in the form of Sub-centres, PHCs, CHCs in rural areas and UHCs in urban areas, for making primary health care more accessible to the community in remote rural areas and urban areas. The main emphasis of the scheme is to consolidate existing primary and secondary health care infrastructure in the islands.
The scheme deals with strengthening of District Health infrastructure to provide backup support to primary health care by providing managerial skill and Specialist care in the District Hospital at Car Nicobar & Mayabunder.
The GB Pant Hospital is functioning as the main referral hospital for the entire UT with specialist services in Surgery, Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Pathology and Ophthalmology etc. G.B. Pant Hospital, the lone Referral Hospital of these islands and which will also function as the Teaching Hospital for the upcoming Medical College. This will be upgraded.
For the prevention and control of Tuberculosis, STD/HIV/AIDS, Leprosy and other Communicable & Non - Communicable diseases, small family norms, various methods of family planning and the facilities available under Family Welfare programme, ill effects of Alcoholism & consumption of Tobacco products, Nutritional food habit and balanced diet and Personal hygiene and environmental Sanitation.
The scheme aims to strengthen/establish AYUSH Dispensaries in the existing CHCs and District Hospitals in accordance with the guidelines of GOI to integrate the same with Primary Health Care delivery system.
The Andaman & Nicobar Administration is in the process of setting up of a 100 seated Medical College at Dudh Line, Port Blair. A society, viz, Andaman and Islands Medical Education and Research Society (ANIMERS) has been formed. The scheme aims to provide financial support as Grant-in-Aid to ANIMERS in setting up of the Medical College.