This committee, headed by the Additional Secretary of Health and titled the "Committee on multipurpose workers under Health and Family Planning" was constituted to form a framework for integration of health and medical services at peripheral and supervisory levels. Its main recommendations were :
a. Various categories of peripheral workers should be amalgamated into a single cadre of multipurpose workers (male and female). The erstwhile auxiliary nurse midwives were to be converted into MPW(F) and the basic health workers, malaria surveillance workers etc. were to be converted to MPW(M). The work of 3-4 male and female MPWs was to be supervised by one health supervisor (male or female respectively). The existing lady health visitors were to be converted into female health supervisor.
b. One Primary Health Centre should cover a population of 50,000. It should be divided into 16 subcentres (one for 3000 to 3500 population) each to be staffed by a male and a female health worker.
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