District Health Mission
At the district level all existing societies have been merged into the District Health Society with its apex body performing the functions of the District Health Mission(DHM). NRHM envisages financial autonomy and delegation of powers at the district level, to the District Health Mission led by the Zila Parishad. The DHM controls, guides and manages all public health institutions in the District. The NRHM hasl assisted in setting up the full time secretariat of the DHS. It is envisaged that the Secretariat of the District Health Society should have a small but dedicated unit for inter-sectoral co-ordination, which may directly report to the CEO, Zilla Parishad.
Roles and Responsibilities of District Health Mission includes:
Districts would have to ensure preparation of a
District Action Plan (long term/ annual) in accordance with the
guidelines provided by the State and obtain necessary approvals
from the State Health Mission. Districts would have to
facilitate implementation in line with the approved Plan. They
would have to establish a system for monitoring performance
against the approved plan, review monitoring reports, identify
corrective action to be taken and follow up to ensure
implementation. Monthly and quarterly progress reports would be
sent to the State Mission while a block-wise monthly report will
have to be provided to the members of the Governing Board of the
District Health Mission.
The DHM will have to ensure
coordination across Departments especially Health and Family
Welfare, AYUSH, Department of Women and Children, Rural
Development, and the Public Health and Engineering Department,
identify bottlenecks to effective delivery of services and take
necessary action through government orders or other means.
Districts will have to prepare annual/ quarterly cash flow
projections; closely monitor and highlight, well in advance,
anticipated shortage of funds. The DHM will have to follow up
with State Mission to ensure that funds are released as per
Districts will have to ensure maintenance of necessary books of accounts and ensure adherence to procedures laid out for procurements and payments. Districts will provide necessary assistance to the auditors in carrying out their functions as and when required.
Governing Body District Health Society
District Health Society
Members of District Health Society
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