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GOVERNMENT OF THE PUNJAB

PRIMARY & SECONDARY HEALTHCARE


DEPARTMENT
Dated Lahore the 12th September, 2019

NOTIFICATION
SO(C&C)1-10/2019(Notifications): The Competent Authority has been pleased to revise
the Job Description for Medical Officers / Women Medical Officers (BS-17), and Senior
Medical Officers / Senior Women Medical Officers (BS-18) in field formations. The revised
job description is stated as under and will be applicable with immediate effect:

MEDICAL OFFICER! WOMAN MEDICAL OFFICER (BS-17) AT BHU:

JOB SUMMARY:
Based at BHU, and his/her jurisdiction extending to its revenue limits, the MO/WMO
essentially helps individuals and communities to attain health by means of primary
health care. Primary health care is essential health care, made universally available
to individuals and families. It includes those services which promote health, such as
keeping a clean environment, good water supplies, care of mothers during
pregnancy and childbirth, family planning, nutrition, health education, immunization
and early treatment of diseases. In the discharge of these duties, the MO/WMO
works closely with communities and also tries to establish links with other allied
sectors e.g. education, agriculture, etc.
RELATION
The MO/WMO reports to DDHO. He / she supervises all the members of the BHU
health team i.e. health personnel posted in the revenue limits of the Union Council
or BHU, including BHU staff and outreach workers.
QUALIFICATION
MBBS
RECRUITMENT
Direct through Punjab Public Service Commission
DUTIES OF MO /WMO AT BHU
Scope
The MO/WMO is not only responsible for the provision of health care
including preventive and curative services, but is also an administrator and
liaises with the community and informally through his / her contacts with
people for community development.
Administrator
2.1. The MO/WMO is in-charge of the BHU and sits in the BHU for his
routine duties as per the notified time schedule.
2.2 All the staff working at BHU and the outreach workers will mark their
daily attendance in the register maintained by the MO / WMO and
kept in his office. They will operate from the BHU.
2.3 Prepares and maintains a duty roster for the BHU health team and
organizes it in accordance with the objectives set for the BHU. In this
regard, he/she must observe the principle of effectiveness and
efficiency. In other words, he / she will ensure efficient utilization of
human resources available to him / her.
2.4 Responsible for cleanliness and general maintenance, in all aspects
of BHU. His / her performance evaluation will be based on
achievement of the objectives laid down for the BHU and the BHU
health team.
2.5 Supervises and ensures efficient utilization of the material and
monetary resources available to the BHU health team.
2.6 Responsible for data gathering, demographic profile, epidemiological
characteristics and health statistics (of Union Council / BHU's revenue
limit).
2.7 Facilitate the task of local planning and goal setting. He / she shall, in
this respect, provide information on local conditions. Based on this
information, the MO / WMO would also propose plans and strategies.
2.8 Ensure maintenance of the stock register by the concerned officials in
the BHU. Any requirement, additions or replacements, he / she shall
pass to the DDHO and the same channel will be observed after
receipt of the indented items. The MO / WMO would verify all such
receipts before disbursements.
2.9 He / she is the controlling officer for the BHU health team and all the
bills, applications etc. from the staff are channeled through him / her.
Any correspondence, which is not forwarded by him / her, shall not be
entertained at the DDHO etc. office.
2.10 Responsible for timely provision of information required by the higher
echelon in the hierarchy.
Community Development
3.1 Activities of the BHU health team are essentially aimed to help
individual communities attain a level of health so as to make them
socially and economically productive. Primary healthcare has been
considered to be the most suitable approach to achieve this objective.
This includes clean environment and water supplies, care of mothers
during pregnancy and childbirth (MCH), family planning, nutrition,
health education, immunization and early treatment of diseases. The
MO / WMO at BHU is responsible for the provision of these
component activities to the recipient individuals and communities.
3.2 To achieve its aims, the BHU health team, under the guidance of the
MO / WMO promotes community participation by involving teachers,
agriculture workers and religious leaders etc.
Provider of Health Care
4.1 General
Responsible for direct and indirect provision of primary health care to
the help (see job summary and section on community development)
through the members of the BHU health team.
4.2 Preventive / Promotive
4.2.1 All the outreach and static staff of vertical programmes report
to the MO/WMO for duty (in the revenue limits of BHU)
4.2.2 All the supplies pertaining to the programmes as given
above, are received and distributed to the respective health
workers under his supervision. In this respect, the MO / WMO
would ensure that regular supply of consumables is
maintained, and he should take appropriate action
immediately to avoid any stock outs.
4.2.3 Ensure that the targets of health workers belonging to various
programmes are timely achieved.
4.2.4 The health facility staff works under the MO/WMO, who
evaluates and sees that they perform their job in accordance
with their job description and achieve the targets set for them.
4.2.5 The performance evaluation and working of the sanitation
staff, in accordance with their job description, is the
responsibility of the MO/WMO. He / she would ensure that an
optimal standard of sanitation and clean environment is
maintained. Also, these measures extend to the water
reservoirs and other sources of water supply.
4.2.6 The MO/VVMO should be aware of the epidemiological
characteristics and the health statistics of the BHU's
jurisdiction area. He / she should, therefore, take appropriate
measures to effectively combat foci of communicable
diseases, if any, before its eruption into epidemic.
4.2.7 Family planning activities at the BHU, MCH and other outlets
of the Department are carried out under the supervision of
the MOM/MO and he shall ensure that the targets, in this
respect, set for various health workers are achieved. He also
keeps a liaison with the family planning outlets and outreach
workers of the Department of Population Welfare and keeps
him/herself abreast of their activities and achievements.
He/she will provide family planning services (including
advocacy) to patients.
4.3 Curative
4.3.1 The curative duties of the MOIWMO include diagnosis,
treatment and referral of Individual patients coming to the
BHU and the communities falling within the revenue limits of
the BHU.
4.3.2 When a patient comes to the BHU, after having been
registered, he is examined and a diagnosis (provisional or
final) is established.
4.3.3 If the patient requires an out-door treatment, available at the
BHU, this Is offered. However, if the patient needs
admission/special investigation, he will be referred to the
RHC In the first instance. In special cases, patients may be
referred directly to THQ/DHQ Hospitals.
4.3.4 If the patient suffers from some notifiable disease /
communicable disease, then the MO / WMO would adopt
appropriate measures as per standing instructions including
screening of the locality / community that the patient has
come from. Depending upon the results of screening, he
would take measures to combat the situation. In this process
he would keep his higher authorities informed / notified and
will seek their help if required.
4.3.5 The MO / WMO will keep a record of all the events observed
and actions undertaken by him / her, in pursuit of his duties,
in the appropriate forms and registers.
4.4 Rehabilitative
4.4.1 Facilitate patients in need of psychological, social and
nutritional rehabilitation.
4.4.2 Refers cases for physiotherapy which are considered
clinically essential.
5. Medicolegal
5.1 Regarding any medico-legal case reporting to the BHU, the MO/VVMO
after administering first aid, would immediately refer to RHC without stitching
the wound in order to keep the nature of injury in original shape.

SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER (RHC) / INCHARGE RHC (BS-18):

JOB SUMMARY:
Based at RHC with his jurisdiction extending to the revenue limits of the RHC
catchment area, essentially, he helps the communities to attain health by means of
primary health care. Primary health care is essential health care made universally
available to individuals and families. It includes those services which promote
health, such as keeping a clean environment, good water supplies, care of mothers
during pregnancy and childbirth, family planning, nutrition, health education,
immunization and early treatment of diseases. In the discharge of his duties, the
SMO works closely with the communities and also tries to establish links with the
other allied sectors e.g. education, agriculture, etc.
RELATION
The SMO in-charge RHC reports to the DDHO, the leader of the Tehsil Health
Team. He supervises all members of the RHC and outreach staff.
QUALIFICATION
MB BS
RECRUITMENT
By promotion from amongst Medical Officers (Provincial Cadre) on the basis of
seniority cum fitness
DUTIES OF SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER AT RHC
Scope
The SMO in-charge RHC is responsible for not only provision of health
including preventive and curative, but is also an administrator who liaises
with the community, formally through the outreach staff and informally
through his contacts within the community, for its development.
Administrator
2.1 The SMO in-charge is the Resident Medical Officer. He is available
24 hours for emergency cases, in the morning and evening as per the
notified time schedule. He sits in the RHC for his routine duties.
2.2 For the purpose of discipline, the SMO is an immediate officer and
leader of the RHC health team. All reports/complaints made by him
will carry weight and action must be taken by the competent authority.
In case the SMO is not satisfied by the action, or if undue delay
occurs, without any prejudice by his seniors, he will report the matter
to the higher authorities / echelon in the hierarchy.
2.3 All the staff working at RHC and attached outreach workers should
mark their daily attendance in the register maintained by SMO and
kept in his office. They will essentially operate from the RHC.
2.4 Prepares and maintain the duties roster for the RHC health team and
organizes it in accordance with the objectives set for the RHC. In this
regard, he must observe the principle of effectiveness and efficiency.
In other words, he ensures efficient utilization of human resources
available to him.
2.5 Responsible for cleanliness and general maintenance, in all respects,
of the RHC. His performance evaluation will be based on the
achievement of objectives laid down for the RHC and the RHC health
team.
2.6 Supervises and ensures efficient utilization of material and monetary
resources available to the RHC health team.
2.7 Responsible for data gathering, demographic profile, epidemiological
characteristics and health statistics of RHC's catchment area.
2.8 Facilitate the task of local planning and goal setting. He shall, in this
respect, obtain information on the local conditions. Based on this
information, the SMO should formulate plans and strategies. In this
regard, the information / recommendations made by the local health
communities Will be given due consideration.
2.8.1 Ensure maintenance of stock register by concerned officials in
the RHC and attached outreach health teams. Any
requirements, additions or replacements, he shall pass to the
DDHO and the same channel will be observed after receipt of
the intended items. The SMO would ensure disbursement of all
such receipts to the intending units/facilities.
2.9 Controlling officer for the RHC staff and attached outreach workers
and all the bills, applications, etc. from the staff are channeled
through him. He is the 000 (category III) officer regarding his RHC.
Any correspondence, without having been forwarded by him, shall not
be entertained at the DDHO office.
2.10 SMO is custodian of concerned Health Council and keeps record of
all meetings.
2.11 He coordinates with the C&W Department for annual repairs and shall
forward proposals for any special repair etc. of buildings through
DDHO.
2.12 In the capacity of SMO in-charge RHC, it is his responsibility that all
the forms and registers for the facilities under his control are kept
updated and the information required by the higher echelon in the
hierarchy is submitted in time.
3. Community Development
3.1 Activities of the RHC health team are essentially aimed to help
individuals and communities to attain a level of health that makes
them socially and economically productive. Primary health care has
been considered to be the most suitable approach to achieve this
objective. This includes clean environment and water supplies, care
of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth (MCH), family planning
nutrition, health education, immunization and early treatment of
diseases. The SMO of RHC is responsible for provision of these
component activities to the recipient individuals and communities in
RHC's catchment area.
3.2 To achieve its aims, the RHC health team, under the guidance of the
SMO in-charge, promotes community participation. This should,
essentially initiate a process of metamorphosis in the community, that
this changes its current traditionally recipient nature to a contributing
society. The objective would be fulfilled when the community's
feelings towards health facilities change, that they own it, they support
it and contribute, in all respects, towards its activities.
3.3 One important way that a community takes responsibility for its health
is to identify, train and support a health worker.
3.4 The RHC health team should also work closely with the workers from
the other allied sectors, such as teachers, agriculture extension
workers, religions leaders etc.
4. Provider of Health Care
4.1 General
The SMO is responsible himself, directly and indirectly through the
members of the RHC health team for provision of primary health care
to the people (see job summary and section on community
development).
4.2 Preventive / Promotive
4.2.1 All the outreach and static staff of vertical programmes in
RHC's catchment area report to the SMO
4.2.2 All supplies, pertaining to the programmes as given above,
are received and distributed to the respective health workers
by the SMO. In this respect, however, he would ensure that a
regular supply of consumables is maintained; and that
immediate appropriate action are taken, well in time, to avoid
any stock out.
4.2.3 He would ensure that the targets fixed for the health workers
belonging to various programmes are achieved timely.
4.2.4 The MCH service providers works under the SMO through
Women Medical Officer (WMO) of RHC. He evaluates and
sees that they perform their job in accordance with their job
description and achieve the targets set for them.
4.2.5 The performance evaluation and working of the sanitation
staff In the RHC and the revenue limits of union council, it is
situated In, in accordance with their job description, is the
responsibility of the SMO. He would ensure that an optimal
standard of sanitation and clean environment is maintained.
Also, these measures extend to the water reservoirs and
other sources of water supply.
4.2.6 The SMO should be aware of the epidemiological
characteristics and health statistics of the RHC's commanded
area. He should, therefore, take appropriate measures to
effectively combat foci of communicable diseases, if any,
before eruption into epidemic.
4.2.7 Family planning activities at the RHC and any other outlets of
P&SHD are carried out under the supervision of SMO by the
WMO, MCH service providers, and he shall ensure that the
targets, in this respect, set for various health workers are
achieved. He also keeps a liaison with the family planning
outlets and outreach workers of the Department of Population
Welfare and keeps himself abreast of their activities and
achievements. He will also offer family planning services
(including advocacy) to patients.
4.3 Curative
4.3.1 The curative duties of the SMO include diagnosis, treatment
and referral of individual patients reporting to the RHC and
communities falling within the revenue limits of the union
council where RHC is situated.
4.3.2 When a patient reports to the RHC, after having been
registered, he is thoroughly examined and a diagnosis
(provisional or final) is established.
4.3.3 If the patient requires an outdoor treatment which is available
at RHC, this will be offered.
4.3.4 If the patient needs admission / special investigation, he will
be admitted in the RHC and all facilities needed would be
provided to the patient. In case patient requires a facility,
which is not available, he will be referred to THQ/DHQ
Hospitals.
4.3.5 If the patient suffers from some notifiable
disease/communicable disease, then the SMO would adopt
appropriate measures as per standing instructions including
screening of the locality/community that the patient has come
from. Depending upon the results of screening, he would
adopt appropriate measures according to the situation. In this
process he would keep his higher authorities e.g. DDHO
informed/notified and will seek their help if required.
4.3.6 The SMO will ensure that a record of all the events observed
and actions undertaken by him, in pursuit of his duties is
kept, in the appropriate forms and registers.
4.4 Rehabilitative
4.4.1 Facilitate patients in need of psychological, social and
nutritional rehabilitation.
4.4.2 Refers cases for physiotherapy which are considered
clinically essential.
5. Medicolegal
5.1 Regarding any medico-legal case reporting to the RHC, the SMO would
pursue the legal instructions applicable.
MEDICAL OFFICER (RHC) (BS-17):
JOB SUMMARY:
Based at the RHC, under the supervision of SMO, the MO essentially helps the
communities to attain health by means of primary health care. Primary health care
is essential health care made universally available to individuals and families. It
includes those services which promote health, such as keeping a clean
environment, good water supplies, care of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth,
family planning, nutrition, health education, immunization and early treatment of
diseases. In the discharge of his duties the MO works closely with communities and
also tries to establish links with the other allied sectors e.g. education, agriculture,
etc.
RELATION
The MO, RHC reports to the SMO in charge of the RHC. He supervises the section
of the RHC health team assigned to him by the SMO, and in his absence,
supervises all of the RHC health team, i.e. health personnel posted within the
revenue limits of Union Council including the MCH service providers and outreach
workers, who report to him.
QUALIFICATION
MBBS
RECRUITMENT
Direct, through the Punjab Public Service Commission.
E. DUTIES OF MEDICAL OFFICER AT RHC
All the duties assigned to him by the SMO in-charge of the RHC. However, in case
when the SMO is absent, his duties (as in the job description of SMO RHC) are to
be carried out by the MO, RHC. But if the WMO (RHC) is senior, then, in addition to
her own duties, the administrative duties of the SMO will be performed by her and
other duties shall be performed by the MO

WOMAN MEDICAL OFFICER (RHC) (BS-17):

JOB SUMMARY:
Based at RHC, she along with the RHC health team under supervision of the SMO
(Senior Medical Officer), essentially helps the communities to attain health by
means of primary health care. Primary health care is essential health care made
universally available to individuals and families, it includes those services which
promote health, such as keeping a clean environment, good water supplies, care of
mothers during pregnancy and childbirth, family planning, nutrition, health
education, immunization, provision of essential drugs and early treatment of
diseases
RELATION
The WMO reports to the SMO in-charge RHC and through him to the DDHO. She,
under guidance of the SMO in-charge RHC, supervises the MCH services including
outreach activities in the revenue limits of the Union Council where the RHC is
situated.
QUALIFICATION
MBBS
RECRUITMENT
Direct through Punjab Public Service Commission
DUTIES OF WOMAN MEDICAL OFFICER AT RHC
Scope
The WMO, RHC is not only a female medical doctor responsible for
provision of health care including preventive and curative services at the
static health facility, but also liaises with the community, formally through
VHWs and TBAs etc. and informally through her contacts with people
especially the female section of society for Its development. She necessarily
performs her duties under the control and guidance of the SMO In-charge
RHC.
Community Development
2.1 Activities of the RHC health team are essentially aimed to help
individuals and communities to attain a level of health that enables
them to be socially and economically productive. Primary heaithcare
has been considered to be the most suitable approach to achieve
such objectives. This includes clean environment and water supplies,
care of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth (MCH), family
planning, health education, nutrition, immunization and eariy
treatment of diseases. The WMO is responsible for the provision of
these component activities in general, and specially the MCH services
including family planning, nutrition, and immunization to the recipient
individuals and communities.

2.2 To achieve its aims, the RHC health team, under guidance of the
Medical Officer in-charge, promotes community participation. This
should, essentially initiate a process of metamorphosis in the
community, that it changes its current traditional recipient nature to a
contributing society. The objective would be fulfilled when the
community's feeling towards health facilities change, that they own it,
they support it and contribute, in all respects, towards its activities.

2.3 One important way that a community takes responsibility for its health
is to identify, train, and support health workers. The WMO, in this
respect, has a great role to play, as she trains and supervises the
working of outreach workers.

2.4 The RHC health team should also work closely with the workers from
other allied sectors, such as teachers, agriculture workers, etc.
3. Provider of Health Care
3.1 General
3.1.1 The WMO sits in the RHC for her routine duties as per
notified time schedule.

3.1.2 The WMO is responsible herself, directly and indirectly


through MCH service providers for the provision of primary
health care to people. The major emphasis remains,
however, on MCH, family planning, malnutrition and
immunization.

3.1.3 The MCH service providers work under the WMO. She is
responsible to see that they perform their job in accordance
with their job description and achieve the targets set for them.
Any default thereof, she will report to the SMO.

3.1.4 She, along with other members of RHC health team, is


responsible for data gathering, demographic profile,
epidemiological characteristics and health statistics (of the
union council's revenue limit) especially related to the MCH,
family planning, nutrition and immunization.

3.1.5 As per provisions of the preceding para, the WMO should be


aware of the epidemiological characteristics and the health
statistics of her facility's catchment area. She should,
therefore, help SMO in-charge RHC and take appropriate
measures to effectively combat foci of communicable
diseases, if any, before their eruption.

3.1.6 The WMO, prepares vertical programme visits especially


MCH outreach activities, after approval of the in-charge
SMO.
3.2 MCH Services
3.2.1 Ante-Natal
a) The WMO is responsible to supervise outreach activities
of MCH staff. She would make surprise visits to check the
validity of reports and on-ground performance of the MCH
staff.
b) The WMO would ensure that pregnant women whether
referred to or reporting directly are thoroughly examined,
advised on all aspects of pregnancy, and given T.T.
immunization. She would also make sure that any
abnormality, if present, is detected and arrangements for
delivery discussed and settled accordingly. Also,
adequate record of such proceedings is maintained
3.2.2 Intra-Natal
The WMO would persuade the pregnant women in general
and those with abnormalities in particular and arrange their
delivery at the health facility. The number of deliveries
performed at the health facility is an indicator of her
performance.
3.2.3 Post-Natal
The WMO, herself or through outreach MCH service
providers, would arrange post-natal examination of mothers
in general and those with intra and postnatal complications in
particular. This occasion is to be used for offering post-
partum family planning services.
3.2.4 Care of Infant and Pre-School Child
The WMO is responsible to supervise and see that all duties
pertaining to this aspect of MCH have been carried out by
herself or by the MCH service providers..
3.2.5 Nutrition and Health Education
During the antenatal and post-natal sessions particularly and
while attending the patients for treatment of diseases in
general, the WMO shall disseminate information on nutrition
and other issues in health, especially relating to MCH. She
shall supervise and ensure that facility based and outreach
MCH service providers are doing their job properly and
according to their job description.
3.2.6 Training and Supervision of MCH Service Providers
As an important member of the health team at RHC, the
WMO is responsible to carry out the training, initial and
refresher of MCH service providers in accordance with the
guidelines given to her by the in-charge SMO/DDHO. She is
also responsible to see that the outreach MCH service
providers are doing their duties as per their job description. In
case of negligence, she shall report to the appropriate
authorities.
3.2.7 Family Planning
Family planning activities at the RHC are carried out under
the supervision of WMO and she shall ensure that the
targets, in this respect, set for various health workers are
achieved. She, along with the SMO, also keeps a liaison with
the family planning workers of the Department of Population
Welfare and keeps herself abreast of their activities and
achievements. She will also offer family planning services
(including advocacy) to patients.
3.3 Curative
3.3.1 The curative duties of the WMO include diagnosis, treatment
and referral of individual patients reporting to her.
3.3.2 When a patient reports to her, after having been registered,
he/she is examined and a diagnosis (provisional or final) is
established.
3.3.3 If the patient requires an out-door treatment, available at the
health facility, this shall be offered.
3.3.4 If the patient needs admission/special investigation, he/she
will be admitted at the RHC in the first instance, and all
facilities required will be provided. In case patient requires
services not available at RHC, he/she will be referred to
THQ/DHQ Hospitals accordingly.
3.3.5 If the patient suffers from some notifiable disease /
communicable disease then the WMO would adopt
appropriate measures as per standing instructions including
screening of the locality/community that the patient has come
from. Depending upon the results of screening, she would
take appropriate measures to combat the situation. In this
process, she would keep her higher authorities
informed/notified and will seek their help if required.
3.3.6 The WMO will keep a record of all the events observed and
actions undertaken by her, in pursuit of her duties, in the
appropriate forms and registers
3.4 Rehabilitative
3.4.1 Facilitate patients in need of psychological, social and
nutritional rehabilitation.
3.4.2 Refers cases for physiotherapy which are considered
clinically essential.
4. Medicolegal
4.1 Regarding any female medico-legal case reporting to the RHC, the
WMO should pursue the legal instructions applicable (refer to the chapter on
Medico-Legal). Where a WMO is also in-charge MO of RHC, she will be
responsible for all the medico-legal duties.
MEDICAL OFFICER! WOMAN MEDICAL OFFICER (BS-17) AT THQ HOSPITAL:
JOB SUMMARY:
Conducts OPD, examines the patients, prescribes the treatments and refers the
patient to Specialist if needed
RELATION
The Medical Officer / Woman Medical Officer (THQH) reports to the concerned
Specialist.
QUALIFICATION
MBBS
RECRUITMENT
Direct through Punjab Public Service Commission
DUTIES OF MO /WMO AT BHU
1. General
1.1. Remains available in the OPD for routine duties as per notified time
schedule.
1.2 Ensures smooth functioning of the Medical OPD.
1.3 Checks cleanliness and general maintenance of work area by the
staff.
1.4 Observes that staff performs their job in accordance with the job
description.
1.5 Checks that Medical/Surgical and other store items needed in the
OPD are managed / dispensed with as per SOPs by the respective
staff.
1.6 Ensures that record of all activities of his OPD is maintained.
1.7 Supervises all the members of staff placed under him.
1.8 Performs any other professional duty assigned by the higher
authorities.
Curative
2.1 Examines the patients directly reporting in the CPD in detail and
records brief history, findings and probable diagnosis and treatment
with date, time, signs and affixes name stamp.
2.2 Advises the investigations if required.
2.3 Prescribes medicines to be taken at home.
2.4 Explains the patients about the use and effects of prescribed drugs.
2.5 Refers the patients to the physician or other specialists as the case
may be.
2.6 Takes history of patients referred by other specialists and ensures
that such patients are seen by the physician.
2.7 Admits the patients on advice of the Specialist.
2.8 Undertakes all life saving measures if needed e.g. CPR with full
protocol.
2.9 Records duties performed in the appropriate forms and registers
provided.
2.10 Admits the serious patients in the absence of the Specialist and
informs the Specialist.
Preventive / Promotive
3.1 Remains aware of preventive programs launched from time to time by
government or through donor funded programs and guides the
patients accordingly.
3.2 Provides guidance and advice on good nutritional practices including
use of major micro nutrients for all age groups especially mothers.
3.3 Provide family planning services (including advocacy) to patients.
3.4 Delivers health promotional messages to the patients by Inter
Personal Communication (IPC), Visual Displays in the Facility e.g.
charts/photos.
Rehabilitative
4.1 Provides psychological, social and nutritional rehabilitation.
4.2 Refers cases for physiotherapy which are considered clinically
essential

MEDICAL OFFICER! WOMAN MEDICAL OFFICER (BS-17) AT DHQ HOSPITAL:

JOB SUMMARY:
Conducts OPD, examines the patients, prescribes the treatments and refers the
patient to Specialist if needed.
RELATION
The Medical Officer/Woman Medical Officer at DHQH reports to the concerned
specialist.
QUALIFICATION
MBBS
RECRUITMENT
Initial / Transfer
DUTIES OF MEDICAL OFFICER/WOMAN MEDICAL OFFICEROUT DOOR AT
THQ HOSPITAL LEVEL
General
1.1. Remains available in the OPD for routine duties as per notified time
schedule.
1.2 Ensures smooth functioning of the Medical OPD.
1.3 Checks cleanliness and general maintenance of work area by the
staff.
1.4 Observes that staff performs their job in accordance with the job
description.
1.5 Checks that Medical/Surgical and other store items needed in the
OPD are managed / dispensed with as per SOPs by the respective
staff.
1.6 Ensures that record of all activities of his OPD is maintained.
1.7 Supervises all the members of staff placed under him.
1.8 Performs any other professional duty assigned by the higher
authorities
Curative
2.1 Examines the patients directly reporting in the CPD in detail and
records brief history, findings and probable diagnosis and treatment
with date, time, signs and affixes name stamp.
2.2 Advises the investigations if required.
2.3 Prescribes medicines to be taken at home.
2.4 Explains the patients about the use and effects of prescribed drugs.
2.5 Refers the patients to the physician or other specialists as the case
may be.
2.6 Takes history of patients referred by other specialists and ensures
that such patients are seen by the physician.
2.7 Admits the patients on advice of the Specialist.
2.8 Undertakes all life saving measures if needed e.g. CPR with full
protocol.
2.9 Records duties performed in the appropriate forms and registers
provided.
2.10 Admits the serious patients in the absence of the Specialist and
informs the Specialist.
Preventive / Promotive
3.1 Remains aware of preventive programs launched from time to time by
government or through donor funded programs and guides the
patients accordingly.
3.2 Provides guidance and advice on good nutritional practices including
use of major micro nutrients for all age groups especially mothers.
3.3 Provide family planning services (including advocacy) to patients.
3.4 Delivers health promotional messages to the patients by Inter
Personal Communication (IPC), Visual Displays in the Facility e.g.
charts/photos.
4. Rehabilitative
4.1 Provides psychological, social and nutritional rehabilitation.
4.2 Refers cases for physiotherapy which are considered clinically
essential.

BY THE ORDERS OF
SECRETARY
PRIMARY & SECONDARY
HEALTHCARE DEPARTMENT
No. & Date Even:
Private Secretary to Minister, SH&ME and P&SH Department.
All Deputy Commissioners in Punjab.
All Divisional Director Health Services in Punjab.
All Chief Executive Officers, District Health Authorities in Punjab.
All Medical Superintendents DHQ / THQ Hospitals, in Punjab.
All Incharges, RHCs / BHUs in Punjab
PSO to Secretary, Government of Punjab, SH&ME Department.
PSO to Secretary, Government of Punjab, P&SH Department.
PSO to Special Secretary, Government of Punjab, SH&ME Department.
PSO to Special Secretary, Government of Punjab, P&SH Department.
PA to AS(Tech.) / (Admn.), Government of Punjab, SH&ME Department.
PA to AS(Tech.) / (Admn.), Government of Punjab, P&SH Department.
PA to Director General Health Services, Punjab.
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