| BMC Public Health Department - various
Corporation of Greater Mumbai Public Health Department
Functions of Dispensary:-
management on OPD basis.
polio, D.PT, Measles, Tetanus, Toxid, Typhoid.
upgraded dispensaries- Laboratory services- Urine, stool, HB blood,
and Malarial parasite. (Out of 163 dispensaries- 60 are upgraded).
Education to the patients attending the dispensaries.
examination of Municipal employees. On the whole, dispensaries,
preventive, curative services to the patients.
Functions of Health
baselines surveys of the community (of about 65,000 population)
residing with in the given geographical area.
the eligible couples, motivating them for adoption of small family
norms and providing them with outreach services for contraception.
children against the 6 vaccine preventable diseases viz. children
tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis and
measles through fixed center based and camp approaches.
and treating case of nutritional anemia in mother and children
by distributing iron-folic acid tablets & syrup.
A syrup to all children as prophylactic doses for Vit. A deficiency.
Rehydration salt packets to children of under-five age group suffering
Growth Monitoring Programme for children of under-five age group.
health education to all slum-dwellers.
and treatment of cases of Leprosy, Tuberculosis, AIDS and Malaria.
of unregistered births ad deaths.
of new home births and the motivation of such mothers to get their
effective Management Information System including proper record
keeping and timely reporting.
and efficient referral system.
Duties of Medical
Officer of Health (MHO)-
To discharge efficiently the duties of the District Registrar
of Births and Deaths as provided under Section 442 to 453 of the
Bombay Municipal Corporation Act.
To see that proper record regarding births and deaths occurring
in his ward, is maintained and to issue birth and death certificates
in accordance with the record, whenever applied for.
To investigate cases of infectious diseases reported or occurring
in his ward and to take the necessary preventive and controlling
measures, such as: -
Coming the surrounding building to find out other cases.
Collection of samples of water, food articles etc.
Arrangement to carry out inoculation.
Educative propaganda in the locality.
Steps for rectification of sanitary defects of premises as
may help prevention of spread of diseases.
To investigate cases of food poisoning and to take necessary
To inspect the places for the disposal of the dead in regard
to attendance of staff, amenities thereat, maintenance of register,
cleanliness and other matters in connection with the disposal of
the dead. Also to take timely steps to provides amenities required
to be provided at the places.
To cause to make enquires about deaths in which no certificates
of cause of death is provided at the places.
To cause to make enquires about unregistered births and to
take necessary action for registration of such births.
To see that vital statistics about birth, death and diseases
are maintained properly and to submit the information to the H.O’s
office periodically and whenever called for.
To see that the nursing homes in his ward are registered
as per the provisions of the Bombay Nursing Homes Registration Act,
1964 and the Rules & Byelaws thereunder.
To check up the dispensaries in his ward in all respects
and to take necessary steps for its smooth & proper working.
To take steps to equip and start a new dispensary when ever
a new dispensary is to be started.
To check up the work and attendance of mobile dispensaries.
To supervise the work of destruction of unwholesome food
exposed or food exposed to contamination.
To inspect and control the food establishments and food hawkers
and other trades covered under Section 394 and 412A of the B.MC
Act in his ward under the provisions of licence and relevant provisions
of the Act.
the provisions of the Maharashtra Prevention of Food Adulteration
Rules, 1962 in regard to the licensing of trades and commodities
covered by Rules.
To inspect by surprise, trades and operations in his ward
to see whether they are carried on in comformity with the conditions
of the licence they hold.
To inspect and control cinemas, drama theatres, and other
places of public amusement under the provisions of relevant laws.
To cause enquiry to be made about maintenance of pauper lunatics
as per section 62E of the B.M.C Act.
To attend and certify the packing having been done as per
the rules, of dead bodies or ashes, etc. to be transported outside
the limits of Greater Mumbai and to issue certificate for taking
a dead body outside Greater Mumbai limits during non-working hours.
To supervise exhumation of body and to see that all the necessary
sanitary precautions are taken and disinfectants freely used at
the time of the operation.
To supervise and check up the work of and guide the staff
working under him.
To dispose of papers in time and in accordance with the standing
orders and circulars issued from time to time.
To maintain a field book of the work done in the field.
To perform any other work in connection with his duties as
may be directed by his superiors.