KP Govt takes pragmatic steps for welfare of people: CM

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Says initiatives includ SCP, uniform academic curriculum, revamping of healthcare centers

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said the provincial government has taken pragmatic steps for the establishment of a social welfare state for the facilitation of people. In a statement issued here on Saturday from Chief Minister’s Secretariat, practical and target-oriented steps of the provincial government have resulted in significant improvement of the overall service delivery system in the province.

He said that initiatives of the provincial government including Sehat Card Plus (SCP), uniform academic curriculum, revamping and rehabilitation of healthcare centers, outsourcing of healthcare facilities in far-flung areas of the province establishment of service delivery centres, provision of honorarium to prayer leaders and religious leaders of minorities, launching of Kissan Card, reforms introduced in land revenue system, solarization of Masajid, improvement in the communication network reflects commitment and dedication of government.

The CM said that public confidence in the governance strategy of the provincial government has increased significantly due to policies by the PTI government in KP. He said that the government is also working on the rehabilitation and upgradation of existing schools alongside the establishment of new schools. On the other hand Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rescue1122 responded to more than 285,000 emergencies throughout the province in the year 2022 and shifted 236,440 patients and injured to hospitals.

In a yearly performance report issued by Director General Rescue1122, Dr Khatir Ahmad here Saturday, under referral health ambulance service, a total of 74,000 patients were shifted from hospitals to other institutions on the recommendation of concerned authorities. Similarly, 4,421 people have lost their lives in different emergencies during the same period while 27,132 injured were provided first-aid facilities on the spot.

He said the average responding time of the rescue teams was less than seven minutes adding that during last year, a total of 166,590 cases of medical, 5685 cases of fire eruption, 3591 cases of petty nature of crimes, 772 of drowning incidents, 334 cases of roof collapse, 161 gas cylinder blasts and 8227 cases of other emergencies were reported.