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State/UT-wise Pharmacists at Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres as on 31st March 2017

July 4, 2018 Author : OGD PMU Team

As on 31st March 2017, there were 25193 Pharmacists in Position at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs) in India. The top 5 States/UTs in terms of maximum number of Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in India as on 31-03-2017 were; Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

Among these top 5 states, Uttar Pradesh had the highest weightage of 11.44% (2883 Pharmacists) of the total Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in India; followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh as on 31st March 2017. There were 2523 Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in Karnataka as on 31-03-2017. It accounted 10.01% of the total Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in India as on 31-03-2017. There were 2082 Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in Maharashtra as on 31-03-2017. It accounted 8.26% of the total Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in India as on 31-03-2017.

In Odisha, there were 1691 Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs as on 31-03-2017; which accounted 6.71% of the total Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in India. In Madhya Pradesh, there were 1687 Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs as on 31-03-2017; which accounted 6.7% of the total Pharmacists in Position at PHCs and CHCs in India.

These top 5 states accounted for 43.13% of the total number of Pharmacists in Position at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs) in India as a whole as on 31st March 2017.

Note: NA: Not Available; #: Sanctioned data for the year 2013 used; ##: Sanctioned data for the year 2016 used; ###: Sanctioned data for the year 2015 used; ^^: Sanctioned data for the year 2013-14 used; ^: Total 99 Pharmacists sanctioned in the State; For Required: One per each Primary Health Centre and Community Health Centre; All India figures for Vacancy and Shortfall are the totals of State-wise Vacancy and Shortfall ignoring surplus in some States / UTs; *: Surplus.

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/catalog/rural-health-statistics-2017

Resource Title: State/ UT-wise Pharmacists at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs) as on 31-03-2017

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Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Health and Family Welfare
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