The Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination is a government agency responsible for health system in Pakistan. The ministry is headed by Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar as Minister of State for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination.
The Ministry of Health was devolved to the provinces under the 18th Amendment, by the Federal Government, on June 30, 2011. However, it was re-installed by Prime Minister Khoso on the advice of Dr. Sania Nishtar, who became the Federal Minister in April 2013 was appointed as the focal person for Health.
Most of the programme and responsibility of Health Ministry are transferred to provincial health departments after constitutional requirement in 2011.
It is a branch of the Government, which is the department for provision of medical services, responsible to frame the health policies and to enforce the same at a national level. It is headed by the Health Minister of Pakistan on democratic level, while controlled by the Federal Secretary.
Besides the Federal Health department, each of the four provinces of Pakistan has its respective health department and Secretariat, under the supervision of a health minister of that province, controlled by a Secretary, Additional Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, and a Director General Health Services, assisted by Director and Deputy Directors. All stand responsible to control, manage, administer medical service matters to the citizenry of their jurisdiction and frame and enforce health policies in their respective provinces in line with that promulgated by the federal health department.