District Health Information System - Punjab Pakistan

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District Health Information System (DHIS) is focused on collection processing, analyzing of data and providing back informative feedback to the primary, secondary and tertiary level health care facilities. DHIS provides a baseline data for district planning implementation and monitoring on major indicators of disease pattern, preventive services and physical resources. The revised system, unlike the previous system, is gathering data on daily basis, which means the data is visible by next day.


Our mission is to improve the delivery, coordination, and quality of health care across Punjab through the state-wide use of health information technology and clinical data exchange.


Our vision is a healthier state population and a greatly improved health care system in which care givers and patients have electronic access to more complete health records and are empowered to make better health decisions with this information.


We value the quality and quick availability of actionable data for quick decision making at managerial level.

Background & Messages


  • All facilities of Punjab have been reporting in existing DHIS system since many years.
  • UNICEF on formal request of the Punjab Health department supported the upgradations for DHIS system.
  • DHIS2 software was selected , due to its global installations in various countries and advanced features.
  • The project kick-off meeting was held on September 18th 2019
  • Updated tools and forms were developed by August of 2020
  • The system was configured , uploaded to online server, and piloted in two districts i.e. Jhelum and Okara.
  • Currently DHIS2 is implemented in 14 district's of Punjab
  • DHIS2 implemented in 45 Teaching Hospitals of Punjab from 1st January 2021
  • UNICEF and UiO are providing continuous support for implementation of DHIS2 across all districts in Punjab.

Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Gondal

Director General Health Services

It is a matter of great pleasure for me to write this message. The importance of data planning and implementation is immense. DHIS is a decision support system that will help managers at all levels to make evidence based decisions. It will help in planning & development, strategy management, Budgeting and forecasting about future needs. The MIS team is praise-worthy to implement the system in the whole province and bring reporting regularity to more than 99%.

Dr. Khalid Mehmood

Director MIS

The raw data in a prescribed format from public health facilities is regularly received at the provincial level through the MIS district cells and directly from online health facilities. This is then analyzed and scrutinized in detail by the MIS provincial cell after transferred online by Punjab Health Centers / Districts.This would help to identify some of today’s most pressing health issues and how to resolve them. We hope this will be helpful for decision-making.

Disease Wise Analytics

Communicable Diseses

Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by viruses or bacteria that people spread to one another through contact with contaminated surfaces, bodily fluids, blood products, insect bites, or through the air. View Details

Non-Communicable Diseses

A noncommunicable disease (NCD) is a medical condition or disease that is by definition non-infectious and non-transmissible among people.View Details

Respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases may be caused by infection, by smoking tobacco, or by breathing in secondhand tobacco smoke, radon, asbestos, or other forms of air pollution.View Details

Stats Overview



Union Council

Teaching Hospitals

DHQ Hospitals

THQ Hospitals

Rural Health Centers (RHC)

Basic Health Unit(BHU) 24/7

Basic Health Unit (BHU)

MCH Centers

All Dispenseries


Solving Information Integration Challenges by Recording Health Data and Events & Transforming into useful information for management and performance improvment of the District Health System.

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DHIS2 provides a detailed picture of all the activities of public health facilities at a single point which enable to achieve the desired targets and goals in health care service.

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DHIS2 Features

It is the one of the major objective of any country to provide citizens timely and effective health care services. To achieve the desired targets and goals in health care, an efficient health information systems is necessary that will manipulate raw data of health facilities into meaningful information so that timely decisions can be taken.Click here to view details

Data Management

Manage both individual-level and aggregate, routine data through a flexible metadata model.

Data Entry & Validation

Auto-calculated fields inside the form, logical validation rules and set min and max values to improve data quality.

DHIS2 Maps

Web-based(GIS) features,thematic mapping of areas and points, view facilities based on classifications, visualize catchment areas for each facility, and even geolocate individual cases for contact tracing during a disease outbreak.

Charts & Graphs

Standard chart types like column, line, pie, stacked column and area charts.Can display trend lines, legends, titles, labels, target lines and baselines

Pivot Tables

Pivot table lets you analyze data along all data dimensions and arrange these on columns, rows and as filters at demand.


Favorite charts, maps and reports in one place.Search directly from the dashboard for analysis related to a particular subject.Click on items in the dashboard to drill down into the data for more nuanced analysis.

DHIS Reporting Tools

DHIS2 Software has Six basic Forms/Tools for keeping record of different areas of a Health Facility .

Out Patient Department

The outpatient department of a hospital provides diagnosis and care for patients that do not need to stay overnight.
  • Outpatients Attendance - Speciality Wise

  • Referrals (from OPD Register)

  • Cases Attending OPD (From Abstract Form)

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Indoor & Surgeries Services

IPD refers to the areas of the hospital where patients are accommodated after being admitted, based on doctors/specialist’s assessment due to their presenting and emerging medical condition(s).
  • Indoor Services

  • Cases Attending Indoor

  • Surgeries

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RMNCH overs the health concerns and interventions across the life course involving women before and during pregnancy; newborns, that is, the first 28 days of life.
  • Maternal and Newborn Health

  • Family Planning Services

  • Immunization

  • Community Meeting

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Medicines, Vaccine and FP Stock

This will contain the information for monthly stocks of Medicines, Vaccine and FP .
  • Stock position of Drugs

  • Stock position of Vaccines

  • Family Planning Commodities

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Diagnostic Form

All the information about diagnostic related services is recorded in this tool.
  • Diagnostic Services

  • Laboratory Investigation for Communicable Diseases

  • TB DOTS Data During a Month

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HR, Budget and Revenue

Data about the human resource of HF and revenue generated by HF is recorded in this tool.
  • Human Resource Data

  • Revenue Generated

  • Financial Report-for the Current Fiscal Year

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Lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) assesses the quality of a product and can be used to see how health indicators are performing. LQAS is considered to be a relatively rapid and inexpensive approach to data collection in lieu of traditional surveys. It allows for small sample sizes and more frequent sampling than standard probability surveys. In the LQAS application, a pre-defined area is sampled. If that sample comes up with an indicator deemed as performing acceptably, that indicator as a whole is deemed as acceptable. If not, then the indicator is not performing acceptably.

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First & Second Week,June 2022

Lahore Trainings completed

2-5 June 2022

Technical team from Gilgit Baltistan visited Punjab to observe DHIS2 implementation,visited the training session at Lahore and district okara health facility to observe the implementation DHIS2.

July 2022

DHIS2 successfully implemented in Punjab (36) districts

26-30 June 2022

Dr. Mohsan Watto (Epidemiologist-MIS) & Mr. Farooq Ahmad (CPO-MIS) field visit of District DG khan Muzafargharah and Rajanpur for checking the recording and reporting data on daily basis in DHIS2.

July 2022

All DHIS2 Team done Quarterly Review meeting with districts and Specialized teaching hospitals held at district Faisalabad, Rawalpindi & Multan

1st July 2022

All 36 districts started reporting from facility level on daily basis.

12-17 August 2022

Technical Sessions of Health facility staff (Muzaffargarh & Bahawalnagar) held at O/o DGHS Punjab on Developing DHIS Application for SPRINT Indicators

29 August 3 September 2022

Refresher trainings of Health facility staff on revised / recording and reporting DHIS2 tools done at district Pakpattan, okara & kasur

12-13 October 2022

Team visit from Azad Jammu and Kashmir to province Punjab regarding implementation of DHIS2

Our Partners

Without the support of our partners , this dream of DHIS2 wouldn't be possible

Dr Muhammad Mushtaq Hussain Rana

Health Specialist - UNICEF

Data is one of the most powerful tools to inform, engage, and create opportunities for quality services. Data helps to make connections that lead to insights and improvements in planning, research & execution of service delivery. To provide citizens timely and effective health care services an updated & efficient health information system is essential that can employ the raw data into a meaningful information for taking appropriate and timely decisions. Currently DHIS2 is the system that is being used by many countries across the globe for this purpose. Government of the Punjab deserve congratulations for implementing DHIS2 for the first time in Pakistan.

Dr Tabinda Sarosh

Country Director - Pathfinder Int.

It is heartening to see the emphasis Punjab government has laid on the use of evidence for decision making. Following the 18th amendment, Punjab adopted the National Health Management and Information System (HMIS) and a well-organized District Health Information System (DHIS) was put in place with continuous attempts at reefing and updating in response to the growing needs for comprehensive data to feed into the program designs. data. Though family planning (FP) related indicators were a part of the DHIS, indicators on Post-Partum Family Planning (PPFP) and Post-Abortion Family Planning (PAFP) have now been added in partnership with Pathfinder international, under the Naya Qadam project, and data is now disaggregated by age and method. Post pregnancy Family Planning (PpFP) remains a key investment to fulfill national commitments as well as FP2030 commitments and the SDGs and it was crucial to track progress in this area through efficient management and use of data. The strengthening of DHIS in Punjab has been a demonstration of the high level strategic priorities of the government of Punjab. We thank and congratulate the government of Punjab for their partnership and dedication to strengthening the DHIS and promoting evidence-based decision making. We hope that the government will continue to utilize these additional features of the DHIS for future planning and programming.

Dr Muhammad Tariq

Country Director - USAID GHSC-PSM - Chemonics

We are privileged to be the lead technology partner of the Department of Health, Punjab on digital health transformation for strengthening health service delivery. Pakistan-USAID health technology and supply chain cooperation quickly assisted the designing, development and deployment of DHIS2 in pilot districts of Punjab. This is high time for stakeholders to support scaling up of the DHIS2 across all districts after meeting the needs of technology infrastructure and equipment for a real time information acquisition and use up to health facility level. InshaAllah and Together, we will get there!!!

Dr. Jamshaid Ahmed

WHO Head of Office - Punjab

DHIS-2 is world’s largest health information management system platform. It helps in providing right data to right people at right time to help evidence-based decision making in healthcare service delivery. DHIS-2 is the solution to have a well-integrated, efficient and responsive health information system. WHO is partner with Government of Punjab in introduction, implementation and utilization of DHIS-2 at all levels of healthcare.

Our Team

Our valuable team members , whose expertise resulted in achieving the milestones.

Managerial Team

Dr. Khalid Mehmood

Director , MIS

Dr Muhammad Mohsan Wattoo


Technical Team

Mr Farooq Ahmed

Team Lead

Mr Muhammad Ahmed

Lead Developer - DHIS

Mr Aziz Ullah

System Configurator

Ms Rukhsana Fawad

System Configurator

Support Team

Ms Mavikha Amjad


Directorate of Management Information System ,Director General Health Services Punjab, 24 Cooper Road, Lahore.


Directorate of Management Information System ,Director General Health Services Punjab, 24 Cooper Road, Lahore