Since 1940, when the first Medical center with indoor facility was established at Leh, achievements in respect of providing comprehensive health care facilities in all the three major health component viz Preventive, Promotive and Curative through a net work of 189 institutions with minimum required basic infrastructure facilities, 90 % of which are located in government building are tremendous. The department is working with the main program to reduce morbidity of different diseases prevailing in the district, to provide better treatment facilities, control and prevention of communicable diseases, imparting health education etc.
The SNM Hospital having a bed strength of 150 is the only peripheral institution, fully equipped with modern sophisticated machineries and equipment’s, centrally heated is well known at the National level for the sincere / dedicated team of specialists/ doctors, nursing and other Para medical staff. The hospital is linked with the AIIMS and other reputed health institutions of the country through the Tele- medicine system, which enables the doctors to consult the super specialists for treatment of patients.
With the commissioning of the Sub- District Hospital building at Diskit (Nubra) during 2002-03, which is centrally heated, constructed at a cost of Rs.12.75 corers, has bed strength of 50 with X-ray, Ultra sound, Dental unit and Laboratory facilities available.
Further to Allopathic system of treatment/ medicine, the department provides traditional Amchi system of medicine for which 40 Amchies have been engaged.