Ministry of Health

Ministry of the Health plays a dual role of regulating the health sector and delivering health services. Regulatory function has been carried out mainly by divisions within the MoH and through central level professional and institutional councils, such as, Nepal Medical Council. Besides these, Department of Drug Administration also functions as a regulatory body for production and supply of medicines and other health products. The other two departments of the MoH, namely Department of Health Services and Department of Ayurveda, manage delivery of the health services at the central level while district level (public) health offices and wide network of public health facilities including autonomous and semi-autonomous hospitals deliver health services to the people.