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About Health department Govt. of Balochistan

  • Department of Health works under the Government of Balochistan. ‘Minister Health is In-charge. Secretary Health is Head of the Department while -DGHS is the Head of attached department – The Health Secretariat is the apex management unit for the entire health department.

Historical Background

Provincial Health Department was established in 1971 when Balochistan was declared as province after end of one unit. -Prior to this Balochistan comprised of 3 regions (Quetta, Kalat & Sibi). At that time, -Health Deptt. Supervised by 3 Civil Surgeons. In 1971 only six districts existed (extended to 19 districts gradually). Afterwards Province was divided into 6 Divisions (Quetta, Kalat, Makran, Sibi, Nasirabad & Zhob)-Health Directors were placed at all the 6 Divisional Headquarters, being in charge of health department at divisional level. -In 2001 after devolution the Divisional Head Quarters were abolished and ‘The District Health Management came under the District Governments. Executive District Officer Health (EDO Health) is the district manager health. At present 29 functioning districts are established in the province.