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Steering Committee for Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).


Dated 8 January 2001

In the context of formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) it has been decided to set up a Steering Committee on Health (Health care under modern System of Medicine and ISM and H, Biomedical Research, Development of Human Resource for Health and Health Economics). The composition of the Steering Committee is as under:

K. Venkatasubramanian Member (Health), Planning Commission Chairman
Dr. D.N. Tiwari Member, Planning Commission Co-Chairman
Principal Adviser (Health) Planning Commission, New Delhi Member
Secretary, Department of Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi. Member
Secretary (Health) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi Member
Secretary Dept. of ISM and H Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Red Cross Building, Red Cross Road, New Delhi Member
Secretary Dept. of Science and Technology Technology Bhawan, New Delhi Member
President National Academy of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi"- 110029 Member
President Medical Council Of India New Delhi Member
Secretary (Health) Govt. of Gujarat Member
Secretary (Health) Govt. Of UP  
Dr.V Ramalingaswamy, X/29 Hauz Khas, New Delhi- 110016 Member
Dr. N.H. Antia The Foundation for Research in Community Health, 84-A.R.G. Thadani Marg, Worli, Mumbai400018 Member
Dr. Ranjit Roy Choudhury Y85, Hauz Khas, New Delhi -110 016  
Dr.Deodhar 134/1/20 Banner Road Aundh Pune-411007 Member
Dr. Valiathan End Point Road Manipal-576119 Member
Mr. R. Srinivasan B-491,SaritaVihar New Delhi 110044 Member
Dr.Lalit Nath Former Director AIIMS, New Delhi Member
Dr.Alok Mukhopadhyay Director Voluntary Health Association of India 40, Institutional Area (Near Qutab Hotel) New Delhi - 110016 Member
Dr. Sudarshan Karnataka Tribal Primar>' Health Care Member
Dr. (Mrs). Prema Ramachandran Adviser (Nutrition) Planning Commission, New Delhi Member Secretary

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference of the Steering Group will be as follows:

  • To assess the situation of Primary Health Care Delivery in urban and rural areas including the delivery of primary health care provided by rural hospitals/dispensaries, ISM and H dispensaries, Municipal bodies, CGHS dispensaries, railways, defense establishments, PSUs etc., as well as voluntary, private and joint sectors and suggest appropriate mechanism for restructuring and rationalisation of services in a defined geographic area with special attention. Special attention to remote rural and tribal areas for delivery of primary health care services.
  • To review the existing norms for establishment of primary health care infrastructure /manpower for effective delivery of primary health care services.
  • To assess the functioning of existing secondary, tertiary and super-speciality institutions including supportive and diagnostic services at each of these levels; suggest methods for establishing a functional referral system; review ongoing innovations in providing greater autonomy to these institution allowing them to generate and utilize funds to improve hospital services and modalities to improve quality of services.
  • To review the current situation of ISM and H in delivery of health care and suggest measures to increase the role of ISM and H in providing health services taking into account area specific needs.
  • Review of programmes for containment/control/management of communicable and non-communicable diseases and their delivery through existing primary, secondary health care institutions and suggest modifications.
  • To indicate targets to be achieved by the terminal year of the 10th Plan in non-communicable, communicable disease control, environmental health programmes and health indices.
  • To review existing:
    1. HMIS
    2. Disease surveillance and response system
    3. Biomedical research including health services research
    4. IEC Programmes in the country and make recommendations for these sectors for the 10th Plan with special reference to optimal utilization of available infrastructure, avoidance of duplication and overlapping and ensuring sustainability.
  • Suggest newer initiatives/innovations, programmes during the 10th Plan for optimal utilization of emerging technologies.
  • To assess the requirements for training and education including continuing education programmes for all categories of health professionals and paraprofessionals, make appropriate recommendations for policy strategy and programmes for 10th Plan period, recommend strategy for continuing medical education to improve functioning of all the personnel of the health care delivery team.
  • Assess quantum of resources needed for implementation of health care programmes, biomedical research and health manpower development and education during the 10th Plan and suggest ways and means for ensuring sustainability of health programmes and optimising the utilization of available resources.

The Chairman of the Steering Group if deemed necessary may constitute Sub-Groups and also co-opt additional members.

The Steering Committee may submit the report by 31st May 2001.

The TA DA of non-official members will be paid by the Planning Commission as admissible under Government Rules. The TA/DA of official members would be paid by the respective Government Departments/Institutions to which they belong.