Medical Officer of Health (MOH)

Medical officer of health or MOH is the leader of Medical Officer Of Health (MOOH) offices and under his guidance Public Health Nurses, Public Health Mid-wives and Public Health Inspectors distribute preventive services at the rural levels.

List of MOOH Offices in each district

S/N Colombo Gampaha Kaluthra
1 Baththaramulla Attanagalla Agalawatta
2 Homagama Divulapitiya Bandaragama
3 Boralesgamuwa Dompe Bulathsinhala
4 Dehiwala Gampaha Dodangoda
5 Hanwella Jaela Horana
6 Kaduwela Katana Ingiriya
7 Kahathuduwa Katunayaka Madurawela
8 Kolonnawa Kelaniya Matugama
9 Maharagama Mahara Palinda Nuwara
10 Moratuwa Minuwangoda Panadura
11 Nugegoda Mirigama Walallawita
12 Padukka Negombo
13 Piliyandala Ragama
14 Pitakotte Seeduwa
15 Ratmalana Wattala
16 Biyagama

Office of MOH – Ingiriya

With these MOOH offices more than 420 of maternal and child clinics held for identification of their diseases to prevent future complications.

Duties of MOOH offices

1. Maternal and child health (MCH)

Under this from birth to adolescent and during pregnancy care offers.

. Maternal care
With that pre natal, during birth and post natal care offers with home visits. Key aim of these visits is early identification and prevention of diseases and complications during pregnancy , delivery and birth.

. Child health

• Vaccination for nine diseases.
• From birth to adolescent period nutritional care.
• Mediation of physical and mental development up to adolescent period from birth.

. Family planning

Education and introduction of family planning method to married couples is a service given from MOOH offices to public.

. School health

School medical inspection(SMI) are carried out in each MOOH area annually for all students if total number of students in school is less than 200 or grade 1,4 and 7 students if total number of students are more than 200. Through this SMI, identification of immunization needs, dental health and other health needs done. For identified problems necessary referral and following up done.

. Well women health

In these clinic priority given to women age more than 35, up to age 60 all women who comes to clinic are checked for diabetes mellitus and hypertension also special check up and test done to early identification of breast cancers and cervical cancers.

2. Occupational and environmental health

These services are given by public health inspectors(PHI) under supervision of MOOH.

. food care

Regarding that inspection and regulation done in all restaurants, food stalls and food makers and education also given.

. sanitation

PHIs inspect all water sources and sanitary facilities in MOOH areas.

. Non communicable disease (NCD) control

as disease notification system carried out in all hospitals, notified diseased areas inspect by PHIs and prevention activities carried out afterward.

In addition to that dengue and rabies prevention programs held under direct supervision of office provincial director of health service.