Health & Family Welfare Department
Government of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu State Health Transport Department

  • Tamil Nadu State Health Transport Department is in charge for the exclusive maintenance and upkeep of all the vehicles attached to the various Directorates of Health and Family Welfare Department.
  • It is a known fact that uninterrupted mobility of the Health Department vehicles is a necessity for the Health Care Programmes to reach the public in an effective manner. This Department that is responsible for the maintenance of Health Department vehicles, plays a pertinent role, though indirectly, in the successful implementation of Health Programmes.
  • Currently this Department maintains a varied fleet of around 2,700 vehicles.


During the year 1981, the above Organization was made as a separate Directorate for the effective maintenance of Health and Family Welfare Department Vehicles.

Consequent to the formation of a Separate Directorate, this Department has made several significant strides as it passed through different phases of its development.

Additional Mobile Workshops, District Workshops and Regional Workshops were formed to strengthen the services. Presently 7 Regional Workshops, 9 District Workshops, 29 Mobile Workshops, 4 Mini Workshops and 1 Reconditioning Unit are functioning under the administrative control of this Directorate.


Later during the year 1971, Government of India evolved an all India pattern according to which each state would have a State Health Transport Organization and thus Tamil Nadu State Health Transport Organization was established in Tamil Nadu with one Central Workshop at Tiruchirappalli and 3 Regional Workshops at Chennai, Salem and Madurai.


The origin of this Department dates back to the year 1959 when 6 mobile repair units were launched for the maintenance of Health and Family Welfare Department vehicles.

Objectives and Functions

  • To economically maintain a healthy fleet of vehicles by carrying out regular service and repairs.
  • To deliver all vehicles admitted for repairs at the earliest with minimum downtime and to also ensure that no vehicle – irrespective of the magnitude of required mechanical and body repairs, is retained for more than 30 days.
  • To identify and recommend the right type / model of vehicles to be purchased based on the Vehicle Using Officers’ requirement and to co-ordinate with them while purchasing vehicles for Health and Family Welfare Department.
  • To make right recommendations to the concerned ,on a regular and timely basis for replacement of aged and worn out vehicles and to thereafter quickly dispose the condemned vehicles through e-Auction.
  • To Provide Professional Assistance in the Tender evaluation made during the purchase of new vehicles and while awarding fabrication work in Ambulance Vehicles . To Test and Appraise the fabrication work executed in the Ambulance and Hearse Vehicles.
  • To use a computerized Data Base Programme to regularly assess, monitor and review the performance of each Workshop attached to this Department to ensure comprehensive evaluation of the Units and to identify and focus on the areas of improvement.
  • To Act as a repository of all data related to vehicles maintained.
  • To Provide Apprenticeship training every year to I.T.I. Certificate holders, Diploma holders and B.E. Graduates sponsored by the different Govt. authorities.
  • To overall, act as a single window to provide complete solutions to all the problems encountered by the Medical Officers with regard to repairs, maintenance and operation of vehicles and to all issues relating to vehicle record maintenance.

Thiru. S. Natarajan, BE., MBA.,

Ph : +91 44 22350420
email : [email protected]

Thiru. D. Murugadoss,
Deputy Director(Admin).
Ph: +914422350070
Thiru. T. Palanivel,
Accounts Officer.
Ph : +9144 22350264
Thiru. S. Varadharajan
Technical officer
Thiru. V. Dhanakodi
Material Manager

Head Quarters of 7 Regional Workshops/Contact details of Workshop Superintendents Headquarters of 9 District Workshops/ Contact Details of Assistant Engineers Headquarters of 29 Mobile Workshops
1. Chennai
Thiru. S.Varadharajan
+91 44 22350070
[email protected]
1. Chengalpattu
+91 44 2742 7686
[email protected]
1. Chennai (S)
2. Chennai (N)
3. Chengalpattu
4. Kancheepuram
5. Thiruvallur
2. Vellore
+91 416 2291549
[email protected]
2. Villupuram
Thiru. S.K. Srinivasan
+91 4146 220084
[email protected]
6. Vellore
7. Cuddalore
8. Villupuram
9. Tiruvannamalai
3. Salem
Thiru. S.Mohan
+91 427 2418031
[email protected]
3. Dharmapuri
Thiru. M. Tamilarasan
+91 4342 232805
[email protected]
10. Salem
11. Dharmapuri
12. Krishnagiri
4. Coimbatore
Thiru. N. Murugan
+91 422 2220453
[email protected]
4. Erode
+91 424 2266563
[email protected]
5. Udhagamandalam
+91 423 2449998
[email protected]
13. Udhagamandalam
14. Thiruppur
15. Erode
5. Trichirapalli
Thiru. R. Rajmanohar
+91 431 2340244
[email protected]
6. Thanjavur
Thiru. S. Ravi
+91 4362 246067
[email protected]
7. Pudukkottai
Thiru. D. Valavan
+91 4322 2232809
[email protected]
16. Tiruchirappalli
17. Thanjavur
18. Perambalur
19. Nagapattinam
6. Madurai
Thiru. S. Venkatesan
+91 452 2533496
[email protected]
8. Virudhunagar
+91 4562 252915
[email protected]
20. Madurai
21. Theni
22. Ramanathapuram
23. Sivagangai
24. Dindigul
25. Virudhunagar
7. Thirunelveli
Thiru.A. Palvarnampillai
+91 462 2580254
[email protected]
9. Nagarcoil Thiru.
A. Palvarnampillai
+91 4652 227529
[email protected]
26. Tirunelveli
27. Sankarankoil
28. Nagercoil
29. Thoothukudi

Fleet Strength

The Vehicle fleet strength of the various Directorates under the control of Health and Family Welfare Department Maintained by this department is as follows:- (Position as on 01.11.2019)

Sl. No. Directorate Effective Fleet Strength Grounded for Condemnation Total No.of Vehicles
1. Public Health and Preventive Medicine 1684 52 1736
2. Family Welfare 350 20 370
3. Medical and Rural Health Services 260 15 275
4. Medical and Rural Health Services --RNTCP 14 2 16
5. Medical Education 237 4 241
6. Medical Education--TNSBCS 41 2 43
7. State Health Transport 55 1 56
8. Medical Service Recruitment Board 3 0 3
9. Drugs Control 2 1 3
10. Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy 18 0 18
11. Food Safety & Drug Administration 37 1 38
12. Health Systems Project 3 0 3
13. State Health society 9 1 10
Total 2713 99 2812

Special Initiatives


HICORP, an acronym for Health department vehicles Information and Complaint Redressal Programme has been launched and implemented by this Department to provide a single window grievance redressal and information providing facility for the Medical Officers and Drivers for the proficient maintenance and hassle free operation of Health and Family Welfare Department vehicles plying in the State. The concerned stake holders utilize this platform to register and resolve all the vehicle related problems by sending a Short Message Service (SMS) to the HICORP Helpline No. 94896 21111. This is a first of its kind 24x7 free of cost facility run by a Vehicle Maintenance Government Department. This significant initiative taken by this Department for maximum and effective utilization of vehicles has been appreciated by the entire Medical Fraternity.

Salient features of HICORP:

  • 24 x 7 round-the-clock facility.
  • Single window to register complaints / requests and to seek information.
  • One stop solution for issues faced in the Repairs, Maintenance and Operation of Vehicles.
  • Request for any Technical and Statistical Information could be placed.
  • Road side assistance offered.
  • No charges will be collected for the service offered.
  • Clarification for any queries with regard to record maintenance including Log Book maintenance could be obtained.

Database Programme :

A Vehicle Management Data Base Programme has been designed and developed by this Department with In-House resources and Manpower. Efficient Monitoring of repair works along with computerized generation of reports are being effected and useful data are being collected due to the implementation of the said programme across all the District and Regional Workshops of this Department.

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