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Uttarakhand

State Profile

Geography

The state is bordering Himachal Pradesh in the north-west and Uttar Pradesh in the South and has international borders with Nepal and China. The state is very rich in natural resources. The famous peaks of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Trishul, Bandarpunch and Mt Kamet, the major Glaciers including Gangotri, Pindari, Milam and Khatling are located in Uttarakhand. The Ganga, the Yamuna, Ramganga and Sharda are principal rivers of this region. The state of Uttarakhand is looking after twelve major ecological areas of the country. These include Nanda Devi National Park, the Valley of Flowers, Gangotri, Govind and the Rajaji National Parks, Kedarnath, Mussoorie, Binsar ,Sanadi, Govind and the Ascod Sanctuaries. All these areas support many rare plants and animal communities.

Administration

Uttarakhand is the 27th state of the Republic of India and was carved out of Uttar Pradesh on 9th Nov 2000. The State has two Divisions (viz; Garhwal and Kumaun), with 13 Districts, which can be grouped into three distinct geographical regions, the High mountain region, the Mid-mountain region and the Terai region. Dehradun is the interim-capital city. Uttaranchal consists of 13 districts viz., Almora, Pauri Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Haridwar, Champawat, Nainital, Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag. The state is spread over an area of 55,845 square km having 78 Tehsils, 95 blocks and 7227 Panchayats. The state has a total of 16,826 inhabitated villages, 86 cities/towns and only five are major cities with population over 1 lakh. It has 5 Lok Sabha, 3 Rajya Sabha constituencies and 70 Vidhan Sabha constituencies.

Demography

The state has a population of 8.5 million with average density of 159 persons per sq km which varies from as high as 612 in Haridwar and 414 in Dehradun districts to as low as 37 in Uttarkashi and 48 in Chamoli. 89 % of the villages have population less than 500. 93% of the area of the state is hilly and 63% of the land is covered with forests.

State Capital

The city of Dehradun, is situated at the Himalayan foothills in the fertile Doon Valley. The valley is well known for its salubrious climate and natural beauty. It is due to this reason, Dehradun has been one of the favorite residential cities. It is also an important educational centre of the country. Some of the best public schools and convents are housed here. The Indian Military Academy, Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration and The Forest Research Institute are also situated here.

The state of Uttarakhand has an area of 53483 sq. km. and a population of 8.5 million. There are 13 districts, 95 blocks and 16826 villages. The State has population density of 158 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is NA (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state continues to grow at a much lower rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Uttarakhand

The Infant Mortality Rate is 38 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 359 (SRS 2007 - 2009) which are higher than the National average. The Sex Ratio in the State is 963 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows :

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Uttarakhand State as compared to India figures

IndicatorUttarakhandIndia
Total Population (In Crore) (Census 2011) 1.01 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 19.17 17.64
Crude Birth Rate ( SRS 2011) 18.9 21.8
Crude Death Rate ( SRS 2011) 6.2 7.1
Natural Growth Rate ( SRS 2011) 12.8 14.7
Infant Mortality Rate ( SRS 2011) 36 44
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2007-09) 359 212
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2011) NA 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 963 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 886 914
Schedule Caste population (In Crore) (Census 2001) 0.15 16.67
Schedule Tribe population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.02 8.43
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 79.63 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 88.33 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 70.70 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Uttarakhand

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 2341 1848 493
Primary Health Centre 351 257 94
Community Health Centre 87 59 28
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 2105 2016 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 1848 184 1664
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 257 88 169
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 257 29 228
Doctor at PHCs 257 205 52
Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 59 14 45
Pediatricians at CHCs 59 20 39
Total specialists at CHCs 236 51 185
Radiographers at CHCs 59 17 42
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 316 292 24
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 316 81 235
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 670 243 427

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2012, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Orgamogram of Uttrakhand

Orgamogram of Uttrakhand

Structure of the Society at State Level

Structure of the Society at State Level

UA Health & Family Welfare Society

UA Health & Family Welfare Society

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List & Addresses of State Officials

Principal Secy
Shri Om Prakash
Pricipal Secretary
(Medical, Health & FW),
Government of Uttarakhand Secretariat
4 B , Subhash Road,
Dehradun, Uttarakhand -248001
Tele Off : 0135-2712066
Fax No : 0135-2714106
Mob : 09412992133
Email : 2712066@gmail.com
Mission Director
Shri D. Senthil Pandiyan
Mission Director (NHM),
Government of Uttarakhand,
Uttarakhand Health & Family Welfare Society,
Directoriate Health & Family Welfare Danda Lakhanaur,
Post : Gujrada
Near : IT Park - Sahashatra Dhara Road
Dehradun- 248 001
Telefax : 0135-2712064
Mob : 09456590605
Email : mdnhmuk@gmail.com,
Regional Director
Dr. Anil Shah
Director (National Programme)
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road
Dehradun
Tele off : +91-135-6530875
Mob : +91-9412951518
Email : directornpuk@gmail.com
Nodal Officer for NHM
Dr. Anil Shah
Director (National Programme)
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road
Dehradun
Tele off : +91-135-6530875
Mob : +91-9412951518
Email : directornpuk@gmail.com
Director in Chief / Director Health Services
Dr. J. S. Pangati
Director General
Medical & Health family Welfare
Govt. of Uttarakhand
Danda lakhondd
P.O.Gujarada
Sahastra Dhara Road
Dehradun -248001
Tele off : 0522- 2608736
Fax No : 0522- 2608746
Mob : 
E-mail : dg-health-ua@nic.in
State Finance Manager
Sh. Shariq Rao
State Finance Manager
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road
Dehradun
Tel : +91-135-6510705
Mob : +91-9760882294
Email : nrhmfinance@rediffmail.com
State Immunisation Officer
Dr. Saror Naithani
Joint Director
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road
Dehradun
Tel : +91-135-6541981
Mob : +91-9411511720
Email : sarornaithani@gmail.com
State RCH Officer
Dr. Susma Datta
Addl. Director (RCH)
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road
Dehradun
Tel. Off : +91-135-6500279
Mob : +91-9412055564
Email : drsusmadatta@gmail.com

Disease Control Programs

Control ProgrammeOfficersContact Details
NPCB
(National Programme for Control of Blindness)
Dr. R. P. Badoni
Joint Director /State Programme Officer
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road
Dehradun
Telefax: +91-135-2625529
Mob: +91-9760624753
NLEP
(National Leprosy Eradication Programme)
Dr. Susma Datta
State Programme Office
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road Dehradun

Mob : +91-9412055564
Email : drsusmadatta@gmail.com
RNTCP
(Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme)
Dr. Ajeet Gairola
Addl. Director State Programme Office
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road Dehradun
Mob : +91-9719410066
E-mail: ajeetgairola@gmail.com
IDSP
(Integrated Disease Survlliance Programme)
Dr. Kiran Bhist
Joint Director
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road Dehradun
Mob : +91-9411753324
E-mail: dngi@rediffmail.com
NIDDCP (National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Programme) Dr. Susma Datta
State Programme Office
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road Dehradun

Mob : +91-9412055564
Email : drsusmadatta@gmail.com
NVBDCP
(National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme)
Dr. Kiran Bhist
Joint Director
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road Dehradun
Mob : +91-9411753324
E-mail: dngi@rediffmail.com
SPM
(State Programme Manager)
Dr. Abhay Kumar
State Programme Manager
Directorate Danda Lakhond,
Shastra Dhara Road Dehradun
Tel : +91-135-6500278
Mob :+91-9719267695
Email : doctor_abhay@yahoo.com

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