Directorate Of Health Services (DHS)
Kerala’s achievements in health scenario are on par with developed countries. Kerala tops the performance in meeting Millennium Development Goals. The state has a better health standard with low birth and death rate, rapidly declining growth rate, high level of acceptance of family planning methods and increased life expectancy.
Our vision is a state with quality health care, affordable and acceptable to all.Our mission is prevention, control and management of communicable,non-communicable and life style diseases, disaster management,healthy pollution free environment, nurturing a mind set among the public to identify health needs and utilize health services by implementing various national health programmes. The strategy is by adopting primary health care approach based on the principles of equity,inter-sectoral co-ordination and community participation.