The government would establish 3,685 family welfare centers across the country, in order to ensure healthcare facilities to the people living in remote areas. In this regard the government would also establish 332 reproductive health-a centers to further improve the child-mother health care facilities in the rural areas of the country. According to an official document, the government would also establish 425 mobile service units and 230 reproductive health-b centers to enhance health care service deliveries in the rural areas of the country.
The government would spent an amount of Rs 8.176 million on different population welfare projects during the financial year 2017-18 for social and economic development of the country. The population welfare departments of the provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and FATA were preparing a new PC-I for the period of 3 years, from July 2017 to June 2020, it added. In the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2017-18, an amount of Rs 8.176 billion had been allocated for the population sector projects, it added. Out of the total allocated funds, an amount of Rs 3.583 million would be spent on different population welfare projects of Punjab and Rs 2.57 billion had been allocated for Sindh.
Meanwhile, he said that Rs 1.268 billion had been allocated for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Rs 795.736 million for Balochistan and Rs. 273.356 million for AJK. He informed that an amount of Rs 118.722 million had been earmarked for Gilgit-Baltistan and Rs 78.841 million for population welfare projects of FATA. Besides, the provincial government of Punjab has also allocated funds in budget 2017-18 for promoting and spreading family planning and reproductive health services.—APP