Health Services

Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department is the key department entrusted by the people of Punjab with the fundamental responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population. Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department delivers Tertiary Health Care level Services. The services for Punjab are provided through a well designed infrastructure.

Health Care Services

Health care services are the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in citizens. Health care services are delivered by specialists in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, associated health, and other care providers. The health care services represent the efforts put in delivering primary care, secondary care and tertiary care, as well as in public health.
  • Preventive Care Services
    Preventive care refers to measures taken to prevent diseases, (or injuries) rather than curing them or treating their symptoms.
  • Promotive Services
    These services are defined as "The process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health".
  • Curative Care Services
    Curative care is the kind of health care traditionally oriented towards seeking a cure for an existent disease or a medical condition.
  • Rehabilitation Services
    Rehabilitative services can help people, with disabilities, to get gainfully employed and do away with reliance on others. This includes meeting the physical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families while incorporating the nursing and rehabilitative processes. Such Services should be provided to all patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings at all levels of care.

Health Care Delivery System

Health sector of Punjab has an extensive network of public and privately managed health infrastructure throughout the province. The Government is by far the major provider of hospital services in rural areas, and it is also the main provider of preventive care throughout the province. The public sector health delivery system is composed of four tiers:
  • Tertiary Care
    Tertiary care hospitals located in the major cities for more specialized inpatient care. Read more
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