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According to Rule of Business 2011, Functions of Health Department are as under:

1. Health management, planning and policy

2. Policy matters relating to guidelines regarding:

  • Prevention and control of infectious and contagious diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Eradication / control of malaria
  • Lepers Act
  • Treatment of patients bitten by rabid animals
  • Adulteration of food stuff through administration of Pure Food Ordinance, 1960 and the rules framed there-under:
  • Nutrition surveys
  • Nutrition and publicity in regard to food
  • Vaccination and inoculation
  • Maternity and child welfare
  • Port quarantine

3. Medical profession:

  • Regulation of medical and other professional qualifications and standards
  • Medical practitioners ( National Service) Act, 1950
  • Medical registration including Medical Council
  • Indigenous system of medicine
  • Medical attendance of government servants
  • Guidelines regarding levy of fee by medical officers
4. Medical and Nursing Council
5. Medical education including Medical Schools and Colleges and institution of Dentistry
6. Control of medicinal drugs, poisons and dangerous drugs (Drugs Act and Rules)
7. Medical institutions, chemical examination laboratories and Blood Transfusion services in the province including Blood Bank 
8. Collection, compilation, registration and analysis of vital health statistics and estimation of population for future projections
9. Matters relating to Nursing:
  • Administrative control of the entire nursing cadre in the Province in respect of those working under the provincial Health department or in the teaching hospitals
  • Education (local and foreign) service and pay structure of nursing cadre
10. Preparation of development schemes, budget, schedule of new expenditure and ADP proposals
11. Budget, accounts and audit matters 
12. Purchase of stores and capital goods for the department
13. Service matters except those entrusted to Services and General Administration Department
14. Administration of the following laws and the rules framed there-under:
  • The Public Health (Emergency Provisions) Ordinance, 1944
  • Epidemic Diseases Act, 1958
  • Punjab Vaccination Ordinance, 1958 (W.P Ordinance XXVII of 1958)
  • Punjab Juvenile smoking Ordinance, 1959 (W.P. Ordinance XII of 1959)
  • Punjab Prohibition of Smoking in Cinema Houses Ordinance, 1960 (W.P. Ordinance IV of 1960) 
  • Eye Surgery (Restriction) Ordinance 1960
  • Punjab Pure Food Ordinance, 1960 (W.P Ordinance VII of 1960)
  • Allopathic System (prevention of misuse) Ordinance, 1962
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Ordinance, 1962
  • Unani, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Practitioners Act, 1965
  • Pharmacy Act, 1967
  • The Pakistan Nursing Council Act, 1973
  • Drugs Act, 1976
  • Medical & Dental Degree Ordinance 1982
  • Punjab Health Foundation Act, 1992
  • Punjab Transfusion of Safe Blood Ordinance 1999
  • Mental Health Ordinance for Pakistan 2001
  • Protection of Breast Feeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance, 2002
  • Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-smokers Health Ordinance, 2002.
  • Punjab Medical and Health Institutions Act 2003 
  • Injured Persons (Medical Aid Act) 2004
  • King Edward Medical University, Lahore Act, 2005.
  • Human Organ Transplant Ordinance, 2007.
  • Pakistan College of Physicians and Surgeons Ordinance, 1962.
  • The University of Health Sciences Lahore Ordinance, 2002.
15. Matters incidental and ancillary to the above subjects. 
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