Health Department Govt of Punjab
The Punjab Health department is governmental body which works for prevention and control of diseases in Punjab. It has administration wing, development wing, technical wing and procurement specialist wing. The Punjab Health department has 2,461 basic health units, 293 rural health centers, 88 Tehsil headquarter hospitals, 34 districts headquarter hospitals, 23 Teaching hospitals/tertiary care hospitals, according to Wikipedia. The directorate general health services Punjab is responsible to ensure delivery of all the functions that fall under this department. The health care services present all over the province is administrated by the directorate. The private hospitals and health care departments working privately also function in accordance to rules and regulations directed by the Punjab Health department directorate. The Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Punjab Pharmacy Council and Provincial Quality Control Board are attached to Punjab Health department. Medical colleges and Universities present in Pakistan are also obliged to set their rules in accordance to Punjab Health Department. Punjab Health care department works for following health care levels such as:- preventive care, curative care, primary health care and tertiary care. The department forms its own policies and management system. The guidelines are set by the team of specialists. Expenditure, budget, planning, development and implementation are also its functions. It is widespread department also include mental health departments, pharmacies, eye hospitals, human organ transplants departments and drugs rehabilitation centers. Vacancies are filled according to merit.