PESHAWAR: The provincial fitness minister on Sunday said that their management become looking to fortify the existing fitness infrastructure of the province and will attention on finishing ongoing tasks earlier than assignment new tasks.

This become said with the aid of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (ok-P) fitness Minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan on Sunday as he unveiled the province’s new health coverage.

Addressing a information briefing on the fitness Secretariat in Peshawar, he claimed that k-P had become the first province in the country to draft a provincial health coverage.


He delivered that including that the new policy had no longer been drafted in a day, as an alternative, it changed into the result of session and deliberation amongst as many as 30 experts from authorities departments, the world bank, the sector fitness agency, German development financial institution Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW), German improvement agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and different donor businesses.

A draft prepared because of this session, Dr Hisham stated, had been permitted by the provincial cupboard these days.

before introducing the fitness policy, he said that the fundamental structure of the k-P health branch was upgraded to installation a proper statistics series machine at each and each simple fitness unit.

Dilating on the aims of the coverage, the provincial health minister said that it targets to bolster the infrastructure of the provincial fitness region, supplying all required facilities at the tertiary-care hospitals in addition to to the clinical teaching organization (MTI) hospitals, along with fundamental fitness devices (BHUs) and Rural fitness Centres (RHCs).

Reiterating the commitment made via okay-P chief Minister Mahmood Khan for the duration of the presentation of the provincial budget closing year, Dr Hisham stated that the government will now not provoke new tasks till there was a dire need for them.

alternatively, he said that they may be that specialize in finishing all those projects that have been pending. Those tasks by myself, he stated, require a few Rs48 billion to complete.

in this regard, he vowed that the ok-P authorities will complete the Institute of Cardiology and Centre for Hepatology in Nishterabad this year.

furthermore, he said that BHUs, RHCs and district headquarters hospitals (DHQs) in a long way-flung regions still lack facilities. Hence, he said that his authorities’s first priority is to provide all facilities at those fitness centres in order to reduce the burden at the tertiary care hospitals inside the towns.

on this regard, he disclosed that there were round 104 DHQ hospitals in the province which have four,000 empty slots for doctors. To make subjects worse, the variety of nurses in health centres of the province are too low as compared to global requirements.

To bridge this vital gap, he stated that soon they will request the okay-P Public carrier fee for a no-objection certificate (NOC) to market it these vacancies and lease docs on year-lengthy contracts on an advert-hoc foundation.

Dr Hisham delivered that they will in addition reinforce and improve the healthcare system of the province in addition to the healthcare foundation. In addition, they may additionally paintings to improve the Immunisation and nutrients programme within the province.

To a query, whether there was any distinction in how he made a surprise visit to hospitals within the province and then, later, leader Minister Mahmood additionally ‘raided’ hospitals, the health minister replied that there were little to no differences. He added that the wonder visits were carried out at the instructions of top Minister Imran Khan who desires to ensure the provision of health facilities to the public.

“this is why I and the CM raided on hospitals. And due to our raids, the system has been advanced.”

on the merger of the erstwhile federally administered tribal regions (Fata) with the relaxation of the province and provision of health centers there, Dr Hisham said that they have provisions within the new fitness policy to offer and enhance the health gadget within the erstwhile tribal regions.

in this regard, he pointed to his current visit to the DHQ hospitals in Bajaur and Waziristan to review the situation of fitness systems there. He added that the scenario there was first-rate however there was nonetheless room for improvement — specially in phrases of facilities.

further, he stated that they have got evolved a gadget of responsibility within the fitness quarter. This machine has seen the suspension of the Khyber coaching medical institution director and different group of workers for negligence.

“The government has no tolerance for corruption and negligence within the health area and people observed [guilty] will face the tune,” he said.


posted inside the explicit Tribune, February 4th, 2019.