Introduction :

Health Department is one of the largest Department of the District serving its population.The best care, undergraduate & post graduate medical education is being provided by Nishtar Medical College & Hospital .The Multan Institute of Cardiology and Children Hospital Complex are specialized autonomous Hospitals.

 

   

Nishter Medical College

Multan with District Officer Health (Headquarter), District Officer (Health) Multan and one Deputy District Officer (Health) at Tehsil level. One Medical Superintendent each is responsible for DHQ/Civil Hospital Multan, THQ Hospital Shujabad and THQ Hospital Jalalpur Pirwala.Under new District set up, the following health formations were placed under the authoritative control of Executive District Officer (Health) Multan:

  •  District Officer Health-I Multan
  • Medical Superintendent, DHQ/Civil Hospital Multan
  • District Officer Health-II Multan
  •   District Officer Health-III Multan
  • District Blood Transfusion Officer Multan.

 


 

 Vision of Health Department :

The Health Department visualized its future “as disease free health society, with improved health status of district population”.

Surgical Ward

The health department tries its best to provide best level of care , responsibility and health services. Moreover this department is trying its best to cover all public needs at a time.


 

Functions and Services :

CURATIVE  AND  REHABILITATIVE  SERVICES

  • To promote curative health at different level of health care through
    (a). Diagnosis at a Right Time
    (b). Essential Drugs
    (c). Proper Health Equipments
  • Managing Proper Hospitals and Health Units
  • Free Emergency Services at Hospitals
  • Controls of Drugs Smuggling
  • Curing diseases on affordable and equitable basis.

PREVENTIVE  AND  PROMOTIVE  SERVICES

  • Prevention From Viral diseases.
  • Maternal and Child Welfare including family planning.
  • Safe drinking water and environmental sanitation.
  • Providing better Nutritional Status of population.
  • Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).
  • Primary Health Education.
  • Mental Health.
  • First Aid Guidance

CONTROLLING  Factors

  • Proper planing for finance for health units.
  • Prevention from fatal drugs.
  • Providing Necessary Medicines
  • Medico-legal examination of the injured patients.
  • Service matters except those entrusted to Punjab Service Commission and SGA & ID.
  • Purchase and proper supply of drugs and equipments to health units.

 


Special Services :

Department of health providing its best care and curative services through Civil Hospital, THQ Hospitals, Rural Health Centres, Basic Health Units, Rural Dispensaries, City Medical Centers and MCH Centers. The staff of these health facilities are well trained and they have full skill in their responsibilities.

Preventive Services

In these services there is special service, which is called Expanded Programme on Immunization.

Immunization   and curative services are being  provided through both static and outreach teams throughout all the health units in the district.The utmost aim of these teams is to immunize the children against 9 fetal anf epidemic diseases i.e. Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis-B and Child Bearing Age Women against Tetnus Oxide. The vaccination coverage report is given as follow:

 

Immunization Schedule for Children

Immunization Schedule for

Child Bearing Age Women

At Birth

BCG & OPV Zero

(Polio Dose)

At early stages of pregnancy

(during the 1st Trimester)

TT-1

At 6 Weeks

OPV 1, Penta 1

& Pneumo-1

At least 4 weeks after TT-1

TT-2

At 10 Weeks

OPV 2, Penta 2

& Pneumo-2

At least 6 months after TT-2

(in 2nd Pregnancy)

TT-3

AT 14 Weeks

OPV 3, Penta 3

& Pneumo-3

At least one year after TT-3

(in 3rd Pregnancy)

TT-4

At 9 Months

At 15 Months

Measles – 1st

Measles – 2nd

At least one year after TT-4

(in 4th Pregnancy)

TT-5

 

Family Planning Programs :

The aims of the  Family Planning and Primary Health Care programmes are as under:-

  1. To increase basic man power by proper training and selection process.
  2. To meet with the basic health care problems in the community, providing promotive, and appropriate rehabilitative cares  to which the local people can access easily.
  3. To involve population in  awareness, changing of attitudes, primary health guiding seminars and walks.
  4. Expand family planning services to rural and slums areas in district.

The specific objectives of the programme are following:

  • A decrement of IMR from 85 to 55 per 1000 live births.
  • A decrement of MMR from 400 to 180 per 100,000 live births.
  • An increment in the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate from existing 40% to 58% in urban areas and 22% to 42% in rural areas.
  • An increase in Immunization coverage in children aged 12-35 months fully vaccinated from 45% to 80% in rural areas, and from 64% to above 90% in urban areas..
  • An increment in TT-5 immunization coverage amongst women of childbearing age from 12% to 40%.
  • An increment in the percentage of children being exclusively breastfed till age of 6 months from existing 18% to 50%.
  •  An increment in births assisted by skilled birth attendant from existing 12% to 30% in rural areas and from 43% to 80% in urban areas covered by the programme.

{Source: Multan:gov.pk}