Background

Directorate General Health Services evolved as follows:

  • 1854
    Established as Inspectorate General Prisons & Dispensaries
  • 1880
    Inspector General Dispensaries to supervise the chain of dispensaries
  • 1884
    Inspector General Civil Hospitals with an expanded mandate
  • 1949
    Directorate of Health Services
  • 1989
    Up gradation to Directorate General Health Services