CM announces construction of 500-bed Gynae obstetrics hospital


PTI to form govt in Centre as well, Imran hopes

Tariq Saeed


Sounding optimistic that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf would emerge triumphant in the next elections and would also for government in the Center. Imran Khan Friday said that there would be no dearth of funds for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after formation of Central government by the PTI.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa receives as 93 per cent of its revenue from federal government and after we form government in the center in the ensuing elections, there will be enough funds for KP to execute developmental projects and building human resources. The PTI Chief said while addressing Sehat Insaaf Card launching ceremony and International Gynecology Conference in Peshawar on Friday.
He, however, lamented that common man struggles for basic necessities, while disease and poor healthcare affected their productivity. He said that poor leadership and political interference ruined the state of public hospitals in the country.
He said that Sehat Insaaf Card for 51 per cent people was a revolutionary step, which would be extended to the whole province. He further added that lack of merit has led to the apathetic and dire state of facilities in public hospitals.
He praised the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the improvement in healthcare in the province which he said was a role model for the rest of the country.
He said that efforts were being made to establish a gynecology hospital in Peshawar, and health cards will be issued to all residents of KP. He said that about 34000 students have returned to government schools from private schools due to provincial government’s reforms.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak announced a 500 bedded full-fledged Gynae obstetrics hospital in Peshawar in an international Conference on Gynae obstetrics in a local Hotel in Peshawar today. Chairman PTI Imran Khan, Minister Health Shahram Khan Tarakai and other addressed the conference.
Pervez Khattak in his address said that an elite dominated system could not deliver for the hapless people adding that Political interference in the past destroyed public sector institutions and therefore the entire system collapsed. His government he added depoliticized and revamped institutions thus strengthened the system of governance through these public sector institutions.
The Chief Minister said that when he started revamping the public sector institutions, making them autonomous and empowered them to make decisions for the efficient treatment of the poor, the system was resisted, that proved that the doctors were reluctant to accept responsibility but when they started feeling the better impact of the change they accepted it. He said his government stopped the whimsical decision making because PTI was voted for a change particularly by the youth. The youth was dead sure that the politicized system did not have the capacity to deliver. This was a challenge that PTI accepted for bringing reforms and removing all obstruction, he added. His government he added had a record legislations to discourage corruption, loot and plunder, favoritism and therefore upheld the rule of law and encouraged merit based decision making. Pervez Khattak said his government introduced Sehat Insaaf Card providing free treatment up to 5 lac to almost 18 lac families that constituted 51% of the total population of the province. His government brought the monitoring mechanism for the doctors and teachers, he added. He said that there was a mindset, and because of that certain people did not work and they were not accountable to anybody therefore the institutions collapsed. He said his government gives autonomy, reformed the institutions.

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