The Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Meghalaya is the Administrative Department. It is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the functions of the 3 (three) Directorates i.e.
1. The Directorate of Health Services (MI)
2. The Directorate of Health Services (MCH&FW)
3. The Directorate of Health Services (Research)
so as to ensure uniform implementation of Governmental procedures.
The Health & Family Welfare Department normally confines itself to general policies, direction, legislation, assembly business, inter-departmental matters and review assessment of execution of policies and schemes which are normally left to the Head of the Department.
The Department is a part of the Secretariat specified as such in the Rules of Executive Business of the Govt. of Meghalaya which is responsible for the formulation of policies of the Government within its sphere of responsibility and for the reviews and assessment of the execution of that policy.
Functions : The Department of Health & Family Welfare is mainly responsible for issue of statutory rules, notifications/order pertaining to health care of all citizens and convey financial sanction order pertaining to schemes under health & family welfare programmes