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Puducherry

UT Profile

Geography

The Union Territory of Puducherry encompasses an area of only 479 sq km with Puducherry town and its villages covering 290 sq.km surrounded by the South Arcot District, Karaikal town and its villages covering 161 sq.km surrounded by Thanjavur District, Mahe and its villages covering 9 sq km surrounded by the Kerala state, and Yanam covering 20 sq.km within the East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. While Puducherry, the head quarters of the union territory, lies 162 km south of Madras and 22 km north of Cuddalore, Karaikal is about 150 km south of Puducherry and Yanam about 840 km north-east of Puducherry on the Andhra Coast. Mahe lies almost parallel to Puducherry, 653 km away on the west coast.

History

Puducherry, the capital of the territory was once the original headquarters of the French in India. It was under the Fench rule for 138 years and merged with the Indian Union on November 1954.

The Puducherry has an area of 479 sq. km. and a population of 0.97 million. There are 4 districts, 15 blocks and 92 villages. The UT has population density of 2,034 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312 per sq km). The decadal growth rate of the UT is 20.62% (against 21.54% for India) and the population of the UT is growing at a slower rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Puducherry

The Infant Mortality Rate is 19 and Sex Ratio in the UT is 1038 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows:

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Puducherry State as compared to India figures

IndicatorPudducherryIndia
Total population (In crore) (Census 2011) 0.12 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 27.72 17.64
Crude Birth Rate ( SRS 2013) 16.7 21.4
Crude Death Rate ( SRS 2013) 7 7
Natural Growth Rate ( SRS 2013) 8.7 14.4
Infant Mortality Rate ( SRS 2013) 17 40
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2010-12) NA 178
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2012) NA 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 1038 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 965 914
Schedule Caste population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.016 16.6
Schedule Tribe population (in crore) (Census 2001) Not Notified 8.4
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 86.55 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 92.12 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 81.22 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Puducherry

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 78 53 25
Primary Health Centre 13 24 *
Community Health Centre 3 3 0
Multipurpose worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 77 124 *
Health Worker (Male) MPW(M) at Sub Centres 53 0 53
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 24 9 15
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 24 5 19
Doctor at PHCs 24 37 *
Obstetricians & Gynaecologists at CHCs 3 1 2
Pediatricians at CHCs 3 1 2
Total specialists at CHCs 12 5 7
Radiographers at CHCs 3 3 0
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 27 29 *
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 27 29 *
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 45 132 *

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2011, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Department of Health & Family Welfare Services

Department of Health & Family Welfare Services

Pudducherry State Health Mission

Pudducherry State Health Mission

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List & Addresses of State Officials

Commissioner & Secy
Dr. V. Candavelou
Commissioner & Secretary (Health)
Chief Secretariat,
Government of Puducherry
Puducherry 605 001
Telefax : 0413-2233306,2334484
Mob : 08056622722
Email : secytran.pon@nic.in
Mission Director
Dr. Kali Muthu 
Mission Director (NHM),
Puducherry State Health Mission
2nd Floor Victor Simonal State World Moternity Hospital Complex ,
Puducherry 605 001
Tele Off : 0413-2224039
Fax No : 0413-2224059
Mob : 09443242167
Email : md-pdy-nrhm@nic.in
nrhmpondicherry@yahoo.co.in
Nodal Officer for NHM
Dr. K.V. Raman 
Executive Director
Puducherry State Health Mission
No.29, Rue De La Compagnie,
Puducherry 605 001
Tel.Off.: +91-413-2224039
TeleFax : +91-413-2224059
Res : +91-413-2334519
Mob : +91-9843177566
Email : nrhmpondicherry@yahoo.co.in
Director in Chief / Director Health Service
Dr. K.V. Raman
Derector Health Services
Health Department Compatment
New Saran
Puducherry 605 003
Tele Off : 0413-2249350
Fax No : 0413-2249351,
Mob : 09443147344
Email : dmspdy.official@gmail.com

Regional Evaluation Team Report

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