Six hospitals outsourced in merged districts to improve health facilities

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government  has so far outsourced six hospitals in merged districts while work on outsourcing ten other health facilities was in progress where people would get free state of the art health facilities.

According to an official documents, work on the first phase of the project “Revamping of 32 District Headquarter Hospitals” has also been started. Revamping of all 32 District Headquarters would be completed within the next two years at a total estimated cost of Rs. 15 billion.

A project worth 1.7 billion for conversion of 200 Basic Health Units (BHUs) into 24/7 facilities had been approved, while in the first phase Rs. 110 million has been released for the conversion of 41 Basic Health Units into 24/7 facilities.

Similarly, another project for conversion of 50 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) into 24/7 facilities was  approved at the total cost of Rs. 1.2 billion.

In the first phase Rs. 110 million has been released for the conversion of 25 RHCs into 24/7 facilities.

To increase enrollment of students, the Elementary and Secondary Education Department has identified  160 schools  so far for double shift classes while a project worth Rs. 3.8 billion was approved for the provision of missing facilities in government schools.

Besides that establishment of Cadet Colleges in Haripur and Dir would be placed before the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) in its next meeting. – APP