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The Provincial Health Office is responsible for following 15 functions;

Previous District Health Structure : District (Public) Health Office (DPHO)

District (Public) Health Office was the major technical and administrative unit of health in the district. DHO/DPHO ensures proper delivery of preventive and curative health services through different health institutions in the district. 

District Health system is self-contained segments of the national health system and includes all institutional and individuals concerned with improvement of health.

Roles, responsibilities of District Health Office (District Public Health Office)

  • To determine requirement of manpower for health institutions in the district.
  • To ensure supply of drugs, equipment, instruments and other materials at different health institutions in the district.
  • To ensure effective implementation of public health programs in the district.
  • To manage the immediate solution of problems arising from natural disasters and epidemics in the district at different levels.
  • To foster coordination with external development partners for effective delivery of resources and health services in the district.
  • To systematically maintain data, statements and information regarding health services in the district, update and publish them as required.
  • To identify gaps in health service delivery in the district and seek for solution.
  • Supervision/Monitoring in all health institutions in the district.

District Health office was established in the year 2028 (BS) based on the concept of decentralization act.

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