1960 - 1969 timeline
- School Health Committee established to assess present standards of health and nutrition of school children and suggest improvements.
- National Nutrition Advisory Committee set up.
- Pilot project for eradication of small pox initiated.
- Vital statistics transferred from Directorate General Health Services to Registrar General of India.
- 3rd Five Year Plan launched with outlay of Rs. 342 (4.3 %) provided for health programmes.
- Report of Mudaliar Committee published.
- Central Bureau of Health Intelligence established.
- Central Family Planning Institute established in Delhi by merging Family Planning Training Centre and Family Planning Communications and Action Research Centre.
- National Small Pox Eradication Programme launched.
- School Health Programme launched.
- National Goitre Control Programme launched.
- District Tuberculosis Programme launched.
- Applied Nutrition Programme launched.
- Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences set up.
- National Institute for Communicable Diseases set up.
- National Trachoma Control Programme launched.
- Extended Family Planning Programme launched.
- Chadha Committee establishes norm of one basic health worker for every 10000 population.
- Drinking Water Board set up.
- Reinforced Extended Family Planning Programme launched.
- BCG vaccination without prior tuberculin testing launched.
- Mukherjee Committee set up.
- Minister of Health also named Minister of Family Planning. Separate Department of Family Planning set up in Union Health Ministry.
- Madhok Committee constituted to review National Malaria Eradication Programme
- Central Council for Health recommends user fees in government health care institutions.
- Medical Education Committee appointed to review medical education in India.
- 4th Five Year Plan launched with Rs. 840 crores for health programmes and Rs. 315 crores for family planning programmes.
- Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1969 passed.
- Report of Medical Education Committee recommends 4 1/2 year MBBS course with 1 year internship which should include 3 months posting in a rural medical centre. Course redesigned to produce 'basic doctor'.