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Primary health care is based on principles of social justice, equity and right to health and in recognition of the fundamental right to the highest attainable standard of health, echoing Article 25 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. It is an integral part of overall social and economic development in addition to catering to the healthcare needs of the country. AAPLA DAWAKHANA under “Thane Municipal Council” strives to provide affordable, accessible, practical, quality and socially acceptable healthcare to the community and is universally available, regardless of their economic stature or payment capacity.

The broad objectives of the AAPLA DAWAKHANA under TMC includes the following:

  1. To define a uniform benchmark to ensure high quality services that are accountable, responsive, and sensitive to the needs of the community.
  2. To specify the minimum assured (essential) and achievable (desirable) services that are expected to be provided at different levels of public health facilities.
  3. To provide guidance on health systems strengthening components which includes architectural design of facilities, human resources for health, drugs, diagnostics, equipment, administrative and logistical support services to improve the overall health related outcomes
  4. To achieve and maintain an acceptable standard of quality of care at public health facilities
  5. To facilitate monitoring and supervision of the facilities
  6. To provide guidance and tools for governance, leadership and evaluation.