(a) Generally to administer, control and manage all hospitals established, maintained and controlled by the Government in the State;

(b) To ensure that the standard of treatment and health care provided in all the hospitals controlled by it are of the highest professional standard;

(c) To purchase and supply stores, hospital equipment,drugs and dressings, subject to such limits as approved by the appropriate authority, such purchase to be as far as it is practicable from Delta State Essential Drugs Project;

(d) To provide catering services in the hospitals.