Overview

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) is the main programmatic coordination, implementation and monitoring arm of the provincial health department of the Government of Punjab and is headed by the Director General Health Services.

The Directorate is responsible for overseeing provision of primary and secondary health care services throughout the province and liaises with all 36 district health offices in the province. It also provides support and leadership in responding to emergency health and medical issues, especially for communicable disease prevention and control. Collection and dissemination of information, advice to the provincial health department and working with donor partners on their approved agendas with the Department of Health, Government of the Punjab, also encompass the functions of DGHS.