HEALTH FOUNDATION ACT, 1992
(Act XI of 1992)
1. Short title,
extent and commencement.
2. Establishment of
3. Board of
5. Managing Director.
7. Appointment of
8. Delegation of
9. Business of the
10. Functions of the
11. Foundation Fund.
13. Immunity of the
Foundation and its employees.
PUNJAB HEALTH FOUNDATION ACT, 1992
(Act XI of 1992)
An Act to provide for the establishment of the
Punjab Health Foundation.
Whereas it is expedient to provide for the establishment of the Punjab
Health Foundation to promote and finance the development of the health
sector in the Province of the Punjab and
matters incidental and supplemental thereto.
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
1. Short title, extent and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be called the Punjab Health Foundation Act, 1992.
(2) It extends to the whole of the
Province of the
(3) It shall come into force at once.
2. Establishment of the Foundation.–
(1) The Government may, by notification, establish a Foundation to be known
as the “Punjab Health Foundation”.
The Foundation shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a
common seal with power to acquire, hold and
dispose of property, both movable and immovable, and shall by the said name
sue and be sued.
(3) The Head Office of the Foundation
shall be at Lahore.
3. Board of Directors.–
(1) There shall be a Board of Directors of the Foundation consisting of such
number of official and non-official members,
at least thirty-three percent female members from amongst the non-official
members,] including the Chairman, as may be appointed by the Government.
(2) A Director other than an ex-officio
Director shall hold office for a period of three years but he may be
reappointed as such for a period not exceeding two years at a time.
(3) The Government may remove a
Director on the ground of inefficiency, unsuitability or misconduct after
giving him an opportunity of being heard.
Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-sections (2) and (3) the
Government may, at any time, reconstitute the Board of Directors].
(1) The administration and management of the Foundation and its affairs
shall vest in the Board of Directors which may exercise the powers
exercisable, and do all acts and things that may be done by the Foundation.
(2) The affairs of the Foundation shall
be conducted subject to the supervision and control of the Government.
5. Managing Director.–
(1) The Government shall appoint a Managing Director of the Foundation whose
qualifications and terms and conditions of service shall be such as may be
determined by the Government.
(2) Subject to sub-section (3), the
term of office of the Managing Director shall be three years but the
Government may extend the same for a period not exceeding one year at a
(3) No person shall hold office of the
Managing Director for a total period of more than five years.
(4) The Government may remove the
Managing Director on the ground of inefficiency, unsuitability or misconduct
after giving him an opportunity of being heard.
(5) The Managing Director shall be the
Chief Executive of the Foundation and shall perform such functions as may be
prescribed or assigned to him by the Board.
The Board may constitute such financial, technical and advisory Committees
as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
7. Appointment of Officers etc.–
The Foundation may employ such officers, advisers, consultants and employees
in its service as may be necessary for the efficient performance of its
functions in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be
Delegation of powers.– The Board may delegate to any officer, authority or employee of the
Foundation any of its powers, duties or functions.
9. Business of the Board.–
(1) The meetings and the business of the Board shall be conducted in such
manner and according to such procedure as may be prescribed and until these
matters are prescribed, as may be determined by the Board.
No act or proceedings of the Board shall be invalid on the ground of the
existence of any vacancy in or any defect in the constitution of the Board.
10. Functions of the Foundation.–
(1) The Foundation shall take all measures which it deems necessary for the
promotion, development and financing of health services in the private
(2) Without prejudice to the generality
of the functions mentioned in sub-section (1), the Foundation may–
or cause to be established health institutions and allied projects;
grants to health institutions operating on non-commercial basis for the
purchase of land, construction of buildings, purchase of equipment,
furniture and for other allied projects;
loans to health institutions;
loans to doctors for opening clinics;
health institutions and doctors in getting loans from scheduled banks and
or sell plots or assist in getting plots and land from Government,
Development Authorities and Housing Agencies controlled by the Government;
the private sector for providing necessary facilities for population welfare
the approval of the Government raise loans and receive grants; and
perform such other functions as may be assigned
to it by the Government.
11. Foundation Fund.–
(1) There shall be a fund to be known as the “Health Foundation Fund” which
shall vest in the Foundation and to which shall be credited:-
made by the Government and the Federal Government and Local Bodies;
from investments made by the Foundation;
funds placed by the Government at the disposal of the Foundation; and
other sums received by the Foundation and incomes from other sources.
(2) The fund shall be kept in such
custody and shall be utilised and regulated in
such manner as may be prescribed.
(3) The Foundation may invest money in
Government Saving Schemes, fixed deposits with
banks approved by the Government or in such other manner as may be
The budget of the Foundation shall be approved and its accounts shall be
maintained and audited in such manner as may be prescribed.
Immunity of the Foundation and its employees.–
(1) Every Director, Adviser, Officer and employee of the Foundation shall be
indemnified by the Foundation against all losses and expenses sustained or
incurred by him in the discharge of his duties, save such losses and
expenses as are sustained and incurred as a result of his own wilful act or
(2) The Managing Director shall not be
personally responsible for the acts of any other Director, Adviser, Officer
or employee of the Foundation which he could not have reasonably prevented
by the due exercise of his powers and functions under this Act and the rules
and regulations made thereunder or for any loss or expense resulting to the
Foundation by reason of the insufficiency or deficiency in value of, or
title to any property or security acquired or taken on behalf of the
Foundation by the wrongful act of any person under a liability to the
Foundation or anything done by him in good faith in execution of the duties
of his office.
The Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the
purposes of this Act.
Subject to this Act and rules framed thereunder, the Board may, with the
previous approval of the Government, make regulations for all matters not
provided for in the rules for which provision is necessary for carrying out
the purposes of this Act and the rules.
The Punjab Health Foundation Ordinance, 1992 (XXXV of 1992) is hereby