Health Department has been bifurcated into Directorate of Health Services (DHS) and Directorate of Hospital & Medical Education(DHME), each having a separate budget. DHS look after rural health institutions i.e., Community Health Centres (CHCs), Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Sub-Centres (SCs) and Rural Hospital, Tlabung. Similarly, Civil Hospital(Aizawl), Kulikawn, Hospital and all the district hospitals come under the jurisdiction of Directorate of Hospital & Medical Education. At the district levels, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Medical Superintentent represent the DHS and DHME respectively. Also, Aizawl District has been functionally divided into Aizawl East and Aizawl West districts for health service delivery, each headed by a CMO.
At the State level, the two Directors are assisted by Programme Officers, Deputy Directors (Administrators), an Executive Engineer and his team, Medical Officers, Research Officers, Finance & Accounts Officers, Officer Superintendent and ministerial as well as contractual staff.It is planned to coordinate and integrate these two Directorates under the Principal Director at State level and the Senior CMO at district level, as recently recommended by the Cadre Review Committee, Government of Mizoram.
Currently, Health Services in Mizoram is provided through one State Hospital (an upgraded district hospital), 11 district hospitals, 12 Community Health Centres, 57 Primary Health Centres and 370 Sub- centres & 78 Clinics (869 Nos. of Village & Population is 1091015) spreading across the state. Population norms set by the Central Government need to be relaxed for Mizoram in order to reach all members of the community. Different categories of technical and non-technical manpower work together in a coordinated effort to address the objectives and functions of Health Department.
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Information Source: Government of Mizoram
Content Last Updated On: 31-10-2012