The Director of Health Services is the Executive Head of the Health Department of Manipur and is responsible for Planning, Monitoring, Budgeting, Expenditure Booking, Organizing and Implementing various health care activities, National Health Programmes. Being the Food Health Authority DHS is also responsible for implementation of Prevention of Food Adulteration Act (PFA) and Rules in this State.
As the Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, DHS initiates different policies to achieve 100% registration of births and deaths in this territory.
As the appellate authority for PNDT Act, DHS keeps strict vigil on all health institutions under government as well as private nursing homes/clinics in respect of prenatal sex determination especially where ultra sound machines are available with the help of Deputy Director (Medical) who is the nodal officer for the act.
The Director (Health) is functioning as Head of the Organization for carrying out the functions of the Department both technical and administrative matters and liaises with other Departments of the Administration, States/Central Govt. organizations. The Director of Health Services is supported by, Deputy Directors, Programme Officers and Administrate Officers.