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CM directs advance health facilities in KP

He also agreed in principle with establishment of own insurance company of the Provincial Government and directed to do homework in this regard
OUR CORRESPONDENT
Peshawar
The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed for completion of new projects in the health sector, especially in the Peshawar Institute of Cardiology, new trauma blocks in various Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hospitals and additional wards in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar to cope with rush of patients in all health institutions of the province. He further asked for finalizing the arrangements in this regard in a smooth manner. He said that completed projects should be utilized for public convenience. He further directed the government high ups to work on introducing .comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme for govt employees. He also agreed in principle with establishment of own insurance company of the Provincial Government and directed to do homework in this regard.
He was presiding over a high level meeting at CM Secretariat Peshawar. Minister for Finance Timer Salim Jhagra, Minister for Communication & Works Akbar Ayub, Minister for Health Dr. Hisham Inamullah, provincial government spokesman Ajmal Khan Wazir, Administrative Secretaries of relevant departments and other senior officials attended the meeting. The meeting was given briefing regarding the new schemes completed by the provincial government in the health sector on this occasion. The chief minister was informed that additional wards have been constructed in the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar as per growing number of patients. He was told that physical work on this scheme is completed but these wards can be utilized after purchasing and installation of medical equipments.
Chief Minister directed for completion of all the arrangements by April 30, 2019 including the equipments, installation and enabling all the wards to function with full capacity to meet the growing needs of patients there. He explained that the wards should be brought in use immediately after arrangements are finalized. So that, he said, the public can be given maximum benefit in this regard. The meeting was informed that the Peshawar Institute for Cardiology is also completed, which can be activated by June 30, 2019. Similarly the casualty block of Khyber Khyber Teaching Hospital is also completed however the installation of machinery and equipment is under various phases of completion.
The Chief Minister directed the two projects to be active within the timeline. He emphasized for the need to speed up the purchase and installation process of equipments. He in this connection underlined the need of summoning the follow up meetings of the boards of governors of the concerned hospitals.
Mahmood Khan clarified that effective steps should be taken to utilize buildings constructed in public interest in timely manner. He also directed to streamline other health sector schemes including Saidu Group of Hospitals, Dasu Hospital, Nowshera Medical College and Burn Center Peshawar. He also directed to determine the importance of public schemes in the health sector keeping the needs of the area concerned.
The Chief Minister also emphasized that hospitals should have their own system of dealing with emergency needs. So that, he clarified, there is no excuse left in the timely delivery of the service to the public. “Hospitals should have a unique cleanliness system as the government has the responsibility to provide people with a clean environment”, he maintained. There should be no negligence in this process, he added.
The Chief Minister also took notice of absence of doctors and other staff at Women and Children Hospital Rajar Charsadda, and directed to take action against them and submit a report in this respect. He clarified that the workforce who is not present on duty should not have the right to get salary from the govt treasury, and hence they should to be made bound for duty with all sincerity and devotion.



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