Department of Health Services is one of three departments under Ministry of Health, responsible for delivery of health services through the district health system, from the District Hospital to the lowest health unit, Community Health Units. A wide array of public health programmes such as, Safe Motherhood Programme and Basic Health are designed by clinical Divisions under DoHS and Centres and implemented through the District (Public) Health Office. Further, it responds to outbreaks and disasters in all corners of the country by working through sub-national offices at the local level and coordinating international efforts to mitigate future risk.
Beyond public health programming, the department is responsible for other important pillars of the district health system: managing human resources; procuring and supply equipment, commodities and drugs; managing information systems; conducting inductive and continuous training activities; and planning construction activities. The department plays an important role in coordinating support provided through technical agencies, non-governmental, non-profit and for-profit organisations and partners. In addition, the department also provides technical inputs to the ministry on acts, policies and other long strategies relevant for Nepal.
Department of Health Services (DoHS) has Six Divisions and Three Sections.
Divisions of DoHS are:
- Management Division
- Family Health Division
- Child Health Division
- Primary Health Service Revitalization Division
- Logistic Management Division
- Epidemiology and Diseases Control Division
Similarly, three sections of DoHS are:
- Leprosy Control Program/section
- Personnel Administration Section
- Finance Administration Section
Department of Health Services
Tel: 977-1- 4262063 (Management Division)
Fax: 977-1- 4251173