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OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL HEALTH OFFICER


FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Takes charge of the office on health services, supervises the personnel and staff of said office formulates programs, implement guidelines, rules and regulations for the operation of the said office for the approval of the mayor, in order to assist him in the efficient, effective and economical implementation of health service programs geared to implementation of health –related projects and activities; formulates measures for the consideration of the sanggunian and provides technical assistance and support to the mayor, as the case may be, in carrying out activities to endure the delivery of basic services and provision of adequate facilities relative to health services provided under Section 17 of the code, develops plans and strategies and upon approval thereof by the mayor, implements the same, particularly those which have to do with health programs and projects which the mayor is empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is empowered to provide for under this Code; formulates and implements policies, plans, programs and projects to promote the health of the people in the local government unit concerned; advises the mayor, and the sanggunian on matters pertaining to health; executes and enforces all laws, ordinances and regulations relating to public health recommends to the sanggunian, through the local health board, the passage of such ordinances as he may deem necessary for the preservation of public health, recommends the prosecution of any violation of sanitary laws; ordinances or regulations; directs the sanitary inspection of all business establishments selling foods items or providing accommodations such as hotels, motels, lodging houses, pension houses, and the like, in accordance with the Sanitation Code; conducts health information campaigns and render health intelligence services; coordinates with other government agencies and non-government organizations involved in the promotion and delivery of health services; is in the frontline of health services delivery, particularly during and the aftermath of manmade and natural disasters as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

OBJECTIVES

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