CONTENTS:- Preface; I. Ecology, principles and modern trends: 1. Social development, social services and health care; 2. Nature and scope of public health administration; 3. Challenges of health and hospital administration in new millennium; 4. Administration of environmental health programmes; II. Population policy, control and health development: 5. Administration of family planning programme; 6. Reproductive and child health programme; 7. Information, education and communication; III. Policy-making and planning: 8. Policy-making for health administration; 9. Planning for health care administration; 10. Planning nursing education and administration; IV. Organisational framework for implementation of health policy: 11. Administration of primary health care; 12. Health care administration at the union level: organisation and working of ministry of health and family welfare; 13. Health care administration at the state level; 14. District health care administration; 15. Block level health care administration: community health centres; 16. Organisation and working of primary health centres; 17. International health care administration: role of the World Health Organisation (WHO); V. Innovation in health and hospital services: 18. Administration of hospital services; 19. Health education and health development; 20. Modernising health and hospital administration; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.