Minister for Health and Family Welfare gives a strong thrust to the Health Policies by formulating Plans. The Minister directs the department to convert the plans into action with a view to benefit the masses especially the poor, downtrodden, women and children.
The Principal Secretary Health provide the necessary administrative support to formulate, monitor and implement plans. Provide necessary directions, support and guidance to the Department in implementing plans.
The Commissioner Health & Family Welfare co-ordinates and monitors the working of various programs and Project wings of the department. The Department provides Services to the Community by way of implementing various National and State Health Programme in the State. The implementation of the Karnataka Health System development Project is looked after by the Project Administrator.
Director of Health and Family Welfare Services is assisted by Additional Directors. There are Deputy Directors to assist the Joint Directors. Chief Account officer cum financial Advisor and chief Accounts officer(FW) assist in all matters pertaining finance and accounts. Chief Administrative officer and Chief Vigilance officer assisting in matters relating to administration. System Analyst and Senior Programmer assist in matters pertaining to Information Technology.
At the District level, there are District Health and Family Welfare Officers assisted by the District Leprosy Officers, District RCH Officer, District Malaria Officers, District TB Officers, District surveillance officer. These officers are responsible for implementing and reporting various National and State Health Programmes including Family Welfare Programme and MCH Services.
District Surgeons of the District Hospitals are responsible for providing curative and preventive services including referral services. At the Taluk Level, there are 176 taluk Health Officers and they are responsible for prompt and effective implementation of various National and State Health Programmes in their taluks.At the Primary Health Centre Level the Medical Officers of Health are similarly responsible for the implementation of various National and State Health Programmes.