The department of Health at the Municipal Assembly level consists of the office of the District Medical Officer of Health.
The functions of the Department of Health:
(a) advise on the construction and rehabilitation of clinics and health centers or facilities;
(b)assist in the operation and maintenance of all health facilities under the jurisdiction of the regional and district coordinating council;
(c) assist to undertake health education and family immunization and nutrition programmes;
(d)coordinate works of health centers or posts or community based health workers;
(e)facilitate collection and analysis of data on health;
(f)promote and encourage good health and sanitation;
(g)facilitate diseases control and prevention;
(h)advise on management of the sick;
(i)assist to formulate, plan and implement district health policies within the framework of national health policies and guidelines provided by the Minister of Health;
(j) provide reports on the implementation of policies and programmes relating to health in the District Assembly;
(k) advise the Assembly on all matters relating to health including diseases in the municipal;
(l)advise on the: appointment, discipline, posting and transfer of health personnel within the district; formulation and appointment of District Health management Committee, Advisory Boards, Committee of District Hospital, Polyclinics and Health Centers; supervision and control of all Municipal health Institutions; and collection of health statistical data and other relevant information;
(m) advise on the licensing and regulation of provision of medical care services by the private sector in the municipal;
(n) facilitate activities relating to mass immunization and screening for diseases treatment in the district.