As on 31st March 2019, there were 29,799 doctors in position at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in rural areas in India. The top 5 States/UTs with respect to doctors in position at PHCs in rural areas as on 31st Mar 2019 were Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Bihar. The number of doctors in position at PHCs in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Bihar was 3,180, 2,951, 2,186, 2,111 and 2,085 respectively as on 31.03.2019.
Note: *: Surplus; All India figures for Vacancy and Shortfall are the totals of State-wise Vacancy and Shortfall ignoring surplus in some States/UTs; 1: One per Primary Health Centre as per IPHS norms; 2: For calculating the overall percentages of vacancy, the States/UTs for which manpower position is not available, are excluded; NA: Not Available; Figures includes data of PHCs and HWC-PHCs in rural areas; +: Allopathic Doctors.
Resource Title: State/UT-wise Doctors at Primary Health Centres in Rural Areas As on 31st March, 2019