Health Services

The Department of Health will reorganize the Health Sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province with clear distinction between regulation, financing and provision of health services in order to achieve the optimum benefit within the available resources for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The government’s role as a guardian for the health of the citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province is to regulate according to international standards the quality of health care services and health care providers and medical training institutions.

The Department of Health is headed by Secretary Health who is assisted by One Special Secretary , two Additional Secretaries and a Chief Planning Officer.

 

Functions of the Health Department:

I. Health policy and reforms, Health planning, financing and budget.
II. Health Support and Development, Health promotion , Health education 
III. Community involvement and advocacy
IV. Disease Prevention and control:
V. Primary, secondary and tertiary level curative services including mental health
VI. Food and sanitation:
 VII. Co-ordination on health related matters. Ministries, Departments, Local and International Partners and donors

Apart from these a number of other functions are part of the Health Department.


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