KP on track of development: Mahmood Khan

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said that the incumbent provincial government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has set the province on the track of development and initiated uplift projects which have a direct impact on people’s lives. The development strategy of the provincial government is not only welfare oriented but has also taken account of increased revenue generation and greater livelihood opportunities.

In a statement issued from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Mahmood Khan said that the provincial government carried on the journey of development despite dozens of challenges including merger of erstwhile FATA and COVID 19 pandemic and is delivering up to public aspirations and expectations. Besides completing the process of merger of new tribal districts, the uplift of health, education, tourism, industry and other socio-economic sectors has also been the priority of the provincial government.

According to the details, in the last four years, several projects have been completed in different sectors and made functional for the convenience of the general public. In the health sector, Sehat card scheme has been extended to cent percent population of the province which is a milestone achievement of the provincial government. Besides, new doctors and other paramedical staff were recruited to meet the shortage of staff in the public sector hospitals.

Under Public Private Partnership model, provision of quality services has been ensured through outsourcing of various services in hospitals, while several projects have been completed in the health sector, including operationalization of Peshawar Institute of Cardiology, establishment of new OPD block at KTH, Construction of Allied & Surgical Block at Lady Reading Hospital, Establishment of Orthopedic & Spine Block at HMC, Fountain House Peshawar, Construction of 120 Beds New Female Block at DHQ Mardan, Burn and Trauma center and others. Apart from this, a mega project has been launched for the revamping of all non-teaching district headquarter hospitals of the province to provide quality health services to people at local level.