Planning of Health service is based on the health needs and demands of the population. The main aim of health planning is to achieve the optimum level of health.
· To give a social and economic development. The achievement of optimal level of health.
In March 1950, the Govt. of India has appointed a Planning commission to "Promote a rapid improvement in the standard of living of the people by the effective utilization of the resources, increasing production and providing employment in the service of the community.
For the purpose of Planning the health sector has been divided into the following sub Services.
· Water Supply and Sanitation.
· Control of Communicable diseases.
· Medical Education, training and Research.
· Medical Care.
· Public Health Services.
· Family Planning.
· Indigenous system of Medicine.
The health plan is implemented at all levels such as National, State, District, Block, and Village. Because of the Five Year Plans, considerable improvement has taken place in the field of health. Health is an important sector for the national development, the Planning Commission gave due importance to health for the formulation of Health programmes.