There are both public and private hospitals and clinics in India. In India, private hospitals provide the vast majority of tertiary care. The healthcare system consists of primary, secondary and tertiary levels of treatment. The majority of community-based public health programmes provide primary care services with the aim of reducing communicable and noncommunicable disease-related mortality and morbidity. Both primary and secondary care facilities offer standard medical care. Most district capitals offer tertiary care through community clinics, district hospitals and medical colleges. Primary healthcare facilities serve as the primary medical centres for populations of 20,000 or more in tribal areas.