CS visits KTH to inspect ongoing projects
PESHAWAR: Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz visited the Khyber Teaching Hospital and inspected the ongoing Rs.700 million renovation, repair, beautification and refurbishment project and 20 state of the art modular operation theaters.
A detailed presentation was given to him by LWI consultant and P&D department MTI KTH. Secretary Health Muhammad Yahya Akhunzada, Hospital Director Dr Muhammad Zafar Afridi and others were present on this occasion.
The Chief Secretary was briefed that 1300-bed KTH was built and made functional in 1976. Since then, lack of sufficient funds resulted in poor maintenance of the infrastructure and services (electricity, water supply, sewerage and sanitation system etc) that resulted in the deterioration of the building, quality of services and patient care.
Realizing the facts, the previous government of KP provided Rs.700 million for the Renovation, Repair, Beautification and Refurbishment Project and Rs.500 million extra for HVAC system (Heating Ventilation Air Condition System) replacement the old air conditioning system of the hospital.
20 state of the art modular operation theaters were in final stage of completion. As a result of these modular OTs the surgical workload will be shared and the department of surgery will be further strengthened and standardized, he was told. – APP