Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Punjab is committed to provide preventive, promotive and curative health services to the people of the State through a good net-work of medical institutions such as Sub-Centers, Subsidiary Health Centers (Dispensaries/Clinics etc.), Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers, Sub-Divisional and District Hospitals, Government Medical & Dental Colleges (attached hospitals)
- Primary Health Care Services in the rural areas of the State are provided through a net work of Medical Institutions comprising of Sub- Centers (2950) i.e. each for approximately 5000 population, SHCs/Rural Dispensaries/Clinics (1336) i.e. each f or approximately 10000 population, PHCs (395) i.e. each for approximately 30000 population and CHCs (129) i.e. each for approximately 100000 population.
- Secondary Level Health Care Services:While the CHCs established in rural areas serve as the first level of referral services, the Hospitals at Sub-Divisional level and District Hospitals serve as secondary level of health care system and give support to the services being provided in the Primary Health Care System
- Tertiary level health care services are provided in the State by the specialized hospitals and hospitals attached to State Medical Colleges. These institutions besides providing support to the secondary level health care system, are expected to carry out research and manpower development for the health services of the State