Department of Medical, Health & Family Welfare


About Us

     Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Uttar Pradesh is playing a vital role in improving the health status and quality of living of the people of the state. The department has been involved in service of mankind since its very inception in 1921. The department initially provided its services under the name of “Provincial Subordinate Medical and Provincial Medical Services”. In 1946 it was divided into “PMS-I and PMS-II” Services and Provincial Health Services (PHS).
     In 1964 PMS-I and PMS-II were unified to form the Provincial Medical Services (PMS). On 26 June 1973 the PMS and PHS were unified to form the present “Provincial Medical and Health Services”.
    This department is responsible for providing Medical, Health and Family Welfare related services to the densely populated state of Uttar Pradesh (166,05,2859) spread over a vast area of 2,40,982 sq. Km. With the objective of providing health services in urban and remote areas, the department provides three tier medical services in the state. Under this, at the first level the health services are provided in urban areas. Whilst the health services at the second and third level are provided in the rural areas.

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