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CM directs urgent release of Sehet Insaaf Cards in merged districts

26610 people received free of cost medical treatment through Sehet Insaaf Card during last eight months
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PESHAWAR
A meeting with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mehmood Khan in the chair here Tuesday reviewed performance of Health Department.
At the meeting the Chief Minister was of the view that statements regarding reforms in health sectors were issued by different quarters on daily basis however the progress should be made visible on ground to provide best possible health cover to people.
He directed that release of Sehet Insaaf Cards into merged areas should be initiated on urgent basis to extend the domain of free of cost treatment to the people of new districts.
In Peshawar, he said 26610 people received free of cost medical treatment through Sehet Insaaf Card during last eight months adding for the purpose rupees 60.11 million were released by the government.
The Health Department should itself prepare a timeline for implementation of reforms and ongoing development projects in the departments to ensure it’s in time and quality execution. All the ongoing projects should be completed within stipulated timeframe; the CM directed and said he himself will monitor the prescribed timeline and no delay in this regard would be tolerated.
The Chief Minister further directed that domicile holders of the merged districts must be given preference in employment opportunities to address the issue of unemployment in these districts.
Mehmood Khan further directed that inauguration of rupees 500 million Saidu Group of Teaching Hospital should be made mandatory before June so that people of Swat and adjacent areas could get medical cover at the hospital.
No hospital could be run without doctors he said adding domicile holder doctors would perform duty at their hometown hospitals for up to two years.
The Chief Minister was briefed that 47 new development projects in Health Department have approved and 18 summaries have been sent to CM office in this regard.
In Saidu Teaching Hospital at least 520 vacancies have been created while in Peshawar to overcome shortage of doctors and other staff an approval for appointments on 1983 posts has also been made.
The CM was further told that 500 basis health units of Peshawar would be converted into comprehensive health units by 2023 while in merged areas highbred comprehensive health units would be established with assistance of Pakistan Army. These comprehensive health units will have the facility of minor surgeries.
The CM was told that within one year of time a hospital for women and children would be constructed in Charsadda district while within the same time period a medical and allied ward and casualty block would be established at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.



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