School Health & Nutrition Supervisor

District Chiniot

History of District Chiniot

Chiniot's name consists of two words of Punjabi, Chan and Ote, which translates as 'Behind the moon without light'. Some historians suggest the name takes its birth from "Cheen" means China and "wut" means border in local Jhangochi dialect. Thus they conclude that once in history the city was a border town of China named as Cheenwut which later on transformed into Chiniot. Until February 2009 Chiniot District formed part of Jhang District in the former Faisalabad Division. Chiniot forms a very important part of the historic area of Jhang District, the history of which goes back into antiquity. It is said that Alexander of Macedonia passed through the district while going back to Greece. But the first glimpse of this district appeared in 'Tuzk-e-Babari' written by Zaheerudin Babar, the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India, in the year 1526.Chiniot was known for its mastercrafted furniture, not only in Pakistan, but all over the world. Its highly special and master craft Jharokhas are known in the whole country. Sheikh, Sayed, Qazi, Japaa, Chadhar, Haral, Khokhar, Rai and Khundowaa tribes are leading tribes 

On 2 February 2009, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally approved the creation of Chiniot as the 36th district of Punjab province.Calls for Chiniot to be made a district date back to 2005, when a movement was a launched to elevate the former tehsil to district level. The movement died down when the public were assured the next Nazim would be from Chiniot ? however this was not to be the case.

Rana Tahir-the maiden DCO Chiniot along with Mr Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, raised the flag of Pakistan on DCO office on the fine morning of 1 July 2009. The efforts of Rana Tahir in giving a proper developed outlook to the infant district will find a place in history and cannot be over-emphasized. Mr Fayaz Sunbal was appointed as First DPO Chiniot And Dr.Sadiq was appointed as first EDO Health.


Department Of Health District Chiniot

  • EDO  Health                                                               (Dr.Munwar sb)
  • DO    Health                                                               (Dr.Mushtaq Basir Akif)
  • DDO  Health Chiniot                                                  (Dr.Mushtaq Basir Akif)
  • DDO  Health Bhowan                                                (Dr.Sa'adat Anwar)
  • DDO  Health Lalian                                                   (Dr.Shafqat Rehman) 


There are about 36 health centers, 2 tehsil headquarters hospitals, 3 rural health centers, 16 dispensaries, 2 MCH centers and 1 DHQ. Provision of healthcare facilities, management and construction of health centers, ensuring prompt arrangement for the eradication of epidemics, dissemination of health safety information and public awareness are some of the primary objectives of the health department.

School Health & Nutrition Supervisor

 In the past, School Health Services remained a component of Health Service Delivery. This service became dormant in late 80s. Under the Health Sector Reforms Program, it was perceived that there is a dire need of Health and Nutrition Program for the school children studying in rural areas. This program can contribute to improve health, nutrition, learning performance, increased school enrolment, attendance, better hygiene practices in the community and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health, education and child protection. 

Hygiene education appears in the commitments of governments as well as international agencies and are relevant to international charters like the: the Millennium Development Goals, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, convention on the Rights of the Child and the Dakar Framework for Action - Education for all.We are 31 person's working as a School Health & Nutrition Supervisor in District Chiniot in different BHU's.There are 5 post's are still vacant.


 The main objectives of the SH&NP are as under:

  • Screening of the primary and middle school children for detection of common health problems by general physical examination and by examination of Eye, ENT, Dental and Skin.

  • Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life of school children.

  • Capacity building of school teachers for screening of children and promotion of hygiene education among the school children.

  • Identification of problems after screening and referral of student to BHUs, RHCs, THQs, DHQs and Tertiary Care Hospital, if required.

  • Linkage with community, with the students playing catalytic role for dissemination of environmental sanitation and hygiene education, as change agents.


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