Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab is committed to provide preventive, promotive and curative Health Services to the people of the State through a good net-work of medical institutions such as sub-centers, subsidiary health centers (dispensaries/Clinics etc.), primary health centers, community health centers, Sub-Divisional and Distt. Hospitals, Government Medical & Dental Colleges (attached hospitals). Primary Health Care Services in the rural areas of the State are provided through a net work of Medical Institutions comprising of Sub- Centers (2950) i.e. each for approximately 5000 population, SHCs/Rural Dispensaries/Clinics (1336) i.e. each f or approximately 10000 population, PHCs (395) i.e. each for approximately 30000 population and CHCs (129) i.e. each for approximately 100000 population. Under Alternative Health Care Delivery System, 1187 subsidiary health centers (rural dispensaries have been transferred to department of Rural Development and Panchayats. Where rural medical officers i.e. service providers (doctors) have been appointed by the Zila Parishad. For the promotion of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy (AYUSH), 507 Ayurvedic /Unani dispensaries, 17 Ayurvedic Swasth Kendra's, 5 Ayurvedic Hospitals, one Govt. Ayurvedic college at Patiala and 107 Homoeopathic dispensaries are functioning in the State.