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In olden days, epidemics and smallpox used to take heavy toll and leprosy and filaria were rampant. The first dispensary established in Amini in 1874 had to be closed since people were prejudicial and did not avail the services provided by the dispensary. After a gap of about 31 years, dispensaries were opened in Kavaratti and Agatti in 1936, and after independence, the following healthcare facilities were established. In 1964 40 bedded was introduced at Kavaratti.

Indira Gandhi Hospital is the referral hospital for the territory.


With the introduction of Tele-medicine facilities at Indira Gandhi Hospital Kavaratti the health services in the territory entered a new era. The doctors are now able to consult specialists on the mainland and pursue treatment.