KPK govt. allocates Rs. 3 billions to improve periphery medical facilities

Peshawar (Monitoring Desk): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government led by PTI has allocated Rs. Rs. 3 billions to improve periphery medical facilities in the province.

The programme will include hiring doctors, nurses, paramedics and technicians at the primary and secondary level apart from reinforcing it with new equipment. “We have a clear direction and that is to upgrade facilities in the peripheries so that patients do not have to travel to tertiary care hospitals or even to the cities for treatment,” a senior health official told media.

The official, who requested anonymity since he was not entitled to speak to media, stated that apart from Rs3b allocated for the project, they had finalised the contracting rates while a list for the equipment which will be procured has been published on the health department’s website.

Noting that publishing the list was meant to encourage transparency, he adding that facilities from a civil dispensary to the DHQ will be upgraded to improve their service delivery.