Brief History and Background for it’s Establishment

District Head Quarter Hospital, Malkangiri was established since 1992, when the district was newly formed after being separated from Koraput district. By 1956 Malkangiri was a primary health centre. But earlier there were only dispensaries at Malkangiri by 1909 and also dispensaries at Mathili, Motu and Balimela by 1923. There were also Ayurvedic dispensary at Podia by that time. Besides Govt. dispensaries and public hospitals there were other hospitals maintained by Railways, Dandakaranya development authority, Balimela hydro electric project which are similarly meant for benefit of employees only. Over and above all these some Missionaries and Mission hospitals were also functioning providing services to all beneficiaries.

In between 1958 and 1988 Dandakaranya development project was functioning and on first January 1962 Malkangiri subdivision was formed. The District has substantial areas where there are poor road connective and areas cutoff by rivers and water reservoirs. Health care is the primary responsibility of the state Government with additional major support from NHM both in term of manpower and infrastructure development.

Mission or Vision

The main motto of the Health & FW Deptt. is “ Health for All”


Health is defined as”a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity”

AYUSH is an acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy is a system of medicine that has been integrate into the Indian national healthcare delivery system to strengthen public health in rural india.This was done with the objective of offering treatment choice to people as well as a strategy to overcome the human resource shortage in the government health facilities.

The Health & FW Deptt. deals with medical and public health matters including drug control and prevention of food adulteration as sell as Family Welfare programmes aimed at population stabililization consistent with the requirements of economic growth,social devlopment and environmental protection.The main objectives of this Deptt. is to provide adequate, qualitative, preventive care of the district not only through allopathic system of medicine but also through Indian system of medicine.It also ensure to provide affordable quality health care services to all, particularly to the under privileged groups and greater access to primary health care by bringing medical institutions as close to the people as possible particularly backward and tribal region.

The Health and family welfare department, Malkangiri is making constant and concerted effort to formulate and execute schemes to ensure adequate health care services to the people in line with the National Health Ploicy. While implementing these schemes, steps are being taken to make improvements in the health care system in the District to cater to the health needs of the people in the rural areas, particularly in the tribal and backward regions of the District.

  • To ensure adequate, qualitative, preventive & curative health care to people of the District.
  • To ensure health care services to all particularly to disadvantaged groups like scheduled tribes, scheduled castes & backward classes.
  • To provide affordable quality healthcare to the people of the District, not only through the allopathic systems of medicine but also through the homeopathic & Ayurvedic systems.
  • To ensure greater access to primary health care by bringing medical institutions as close to the people as possible or through mobile medical health units, particularly, in the under served & backward blocks.
  • To eliminate diseases like polio & leprosy from the District & Prevent as well as control other communicable diseases.
  • To reduce maternal, infant & neo-natal mortality rates.
  • To guarantee to the people of Malkangiri free treatment(including free medicines) for certail major communicable diseases.
  • To improve hospital services at the primary, secondary & tertiary levels in terms of infrastructutre, drugs & personnel.
  • To impart training to doctors, nurses & other paramedical staff to upgrade their skills & Knowledge to improve quality health care in the District and improve medical education in the District.
Health Institutions
Sl No Name in Number
1 District Head Quarter Hospital 01
2 District Post partum Centre 01
3 Post marten Centre 05
4 Intensive Care Unit(ICU) 01
8 No. of Sector 26
10 First Referral Unit(DHH & CHC Mathili) 02
11 Blood Bank 01
12 Blood Storage Unit 01
13 Ice Line Refrigerator(ILR)/ Cold Chain Point 30
14 Sick Newborn Care Unit(SNCU) 01
15 Newborn Stabilization Unit(NBSU) 01
22 108 Ambulance 05
23 102 Ambulance DELIVERY POINTS 05
25 No. of Hospital bed Available 326
Doctors and Paramedics in Position(regular)
SL. NO Name of the Post Sanctioned Inposition Vacancy
01 Doctor 114 56 58
02 Staff Nurse 122 44 78
03 Pharmacist 66 57 09
04 MPHS(M) 31 25 06
05 MPHS(F) 25 06 19
06 MPHW(M) 99 75 24
07 MPHW(F) 205 185 20
08 Radiographer 09 07 02
09 LT 25 15 10
Doctors and Paramedics in Position(NHM)
SL. NO Name of the Post Sanctioned Inposition Vacancy
01 Doctor-SNCU 03 0 03
02 Doctor-ICU/CCU 03 0 03
03 Ayush Doctor 32 15 17
04 Ayush Doctor-RBSK 34 07 27
05 MPHW(F)-SC 35 47 -12(more no. of ANM joined in place of Staff Nurse)
06 HW(F)-RBSK 17 05 12
07 LT-NHM & RNTCP 11 06 05
08 Staff Nurse-DPs,SNCU & NBSU 63 27 36

Over the decades the district has adopted various structural and functional measures for the development of health sector. This has been reflected both in health programmes implemented and health infrastructure placed to deliver the services. Realizing the conditions and reasons for non delivery of the health services in interior tribal dominated pockets of the state, the state from time to time has adopted special programmes and approch towards the region and the people therein. The tribal people who live in these areas belong to different levels of development, which is reflected in their technology, knowledge, skill, access, affordability etc. Looking into the ground realities in tribal dominated pockets, the state reflects its approach by way of tapping resources from various agencies( what ever available), allowing and supporting NGOs to deliver their services(with little resources) and providing logistic support to the Health Department to deliver the services.


Chief District Medical Officer , Malkangiri DHH
Dist- Malkangiri Pin-764048
Phone- 06861 231277
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