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This committee known as the “Health Survey and Planning Committee”, headed by Dr. A.L. Mudaliar, was appointed to assess the performance in health sector since the submission of Bhore Committee report. This committee found the conditions in PHCs to be unsatisfactory and suggested that the PHC, already established should be strengthened before new ones are opened Strengthening of sub divisional and district hospitals was also advised. It was emphasised that a PHC should not be made to cater to more than 40,000 population and that the curative, preventive and promotive services should be all provided at the PHC. The Mudaliar Committee also recommended that an All India Health service should be created to replace the erstwhile Indian Medical service.

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