Basic Health Services provided by Basic Health Staff are comprehensive health care services and health development of community depends on accessibility and quality of basic health services. Basic Health Services are integrated services, introducing the concept of integration of disease control activities with the general health services.
Basic health staff including community health volunteers have been providing maternal and child health care, nutrition promotion, school health, environmental health, expanded programme of immunization and activities for controlling diseases, such as TB, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Leprosy, and other communicable diseases. They also have to collect data on health and health related information and report monthly for monitoring, supervision and midyear and yearly evaluation.
Basic health service section, public health division of department of health is responsible for administration and management of Basic Health Staff and also responsible for implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of basic health care activities especially for rural areas through primary health care approach.