The prime functions of the health department can be categorised into three broad groups as below:
- Health Preventive
- Health Curative
- Health Promotive
The Health and Sanitation department of Surat Municipal Corporation carries out a very broad spectrum of activities so as to improve the overall health of the citizens of Surat. The statistics of various disease incidences confirm the claim that the health of the citizens have been improving due to relentless efforts of the Health Department of SMC.