Govt to establish 100 middle schools, a dental college in Balochistan

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Staff Reporter
Quetta

The Balochistan government has plan to establish 100 new middle schools, for which Rs1500 million were being allocated in the annual budget 2021-22 to provide best education to the masses in the province.

The government has been decided to establish and upgrade as many as 198 schools in order to enhance available higher education opportunities in the province, official source said.

The provincial government has initiated the project to improve the sector with provision of quality furniture, sports, computer lab and science equipments and other basic facilities in public schools in far flung area of the province.

During the last financial year, Rs 3.542 billion has been released for 197 for establishment of new schools in remote areas of the province and steps have been taken for construction of new classrooms in existing schools, up gradation of schools, construction of shelter less schools and provision of modern facilities in the schools.

The Balochistan government is all set to establish a dental college in the province with cost of Rs 1.396 billion, for which around 295 million rupees has been released.

The government has planned to construct 33 new Basic Health Units (BHUs) in each district of the province, said official source.

In addition, 33 existing BHUs across the province would be upgraded to the status Rural Health Centres (RHCs).

The Balochistan government would also establish District Headquarter (DHQs) hospitals in five district districts including Sohbatpur, Sherani.

, Barkhan, Duki and Dera Allahyar. The government has announced to launch Balochistan Health Card with cost of Rs 5.914 billion to provide up to one million rupees each to around 1.875 million families for their medical treatment.

The government has announced many development projects in health sector including establishment of hostels in Bolan Medical Complex at Quetta, expansion of Children Hospital Quetta, and other projects.

A sum of Rs 100 million has been earmarked in the financial year 2021-22 for the construction of residential compounds for doctors in 7 districts of the province with a total estimated cost of Rs 700million.

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