KP to allocate major chuck of ADP 2020-21 for health sector: CM
Govt concerned about rise in corona cases, deaths: Ajmal Wazir

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mehmood Khan on Sunday said the Provincial Government would allocate major chunk of annual development program (ADP 2020-21) for strengthening of health sector in the province.
Termed health sector as the top priority of the provincial government for the Annual Development Program (ADP) of the next financial year, the Chief Minister said in order to develop the health sector and to strengthen it to cater for needs of the prevailing situation, a major chunks of the developmental funds would be allocated to the health sector.
He directed the concerned authorities to start practical work to ensure the availability of required resources for the purpose.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting regarding the ADP of the next financial year here.
Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Sunday expressed concern over rise in new corona cases and deaths and urged masses to remain at home during the holy month of Ramazan to avert the outbreak.
KP Government spokesman Ajmal Wazir told a media briefing that after the martyrdom of a senior medical officer Professor Dr Javed in the line of duty against coronavirus, KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan and whole cabinet was grieved and concerned over the increasing cases.
He said that Chief Minister Mehmood Khan and other cabinet members highly acknowledged the services of martyr Professor Dr Javed and also paid salute to other doctors, paramedic staff and frontline officials.
He said so far 485 patients got recovered, adding that during the last 24 hours 4 patients died due to coronavirus.
Ajmal said the Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has specially directed to further beef up precautionary measures against coronavirus and appealed masses to remain at home during this holy month of Ramazan and spend maximum time in prayers.
He said the CM also directed to ensure strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures SoPs in bazaras and markets and close all shops before 4 pm and make wearing of mask mandatory in public.
Ajma Wazir said there all PPE and other necessary equipment have been provided to all districts across the province and more assistance is being given by NDMA through relief department.
Giving details of overseas Pakistan coming from abroad, he said that 426 Pakistanis came from Afghanistan till April 25, adding that earlier two batches of 715 and 520 Pakistanis also came and were quarantined at different centres. - APP