The provincial assembly Tuesday was informed that Peshawar Institute of Cardiology (PIC) was likely to be functional during the current fiscal year 2016-17 as eighty percent work on the building structure has been completed.
This was stated by Provincial Health Minister Sharam Khan Tarakai while replying to a question by Maulana Mufti Ghafoor of JUIF. Speaker Asad Qaisar Khan was in the chair.
The process of procurement of the state of the art equipment and appointment of the staff for the institute would begin next year. This would be the first cardiology institute in public sector in the province which was approved during the government of the MMA (2002-2007), the house informed.
To a question by Mufti Syed Janan the health minister informed that the KP government allocated sufficient funds under the heads of medicines and development work for the major and minor health facilities in 2013-14 and 2014-15.
In reply to a question by Fakhre Azam, the health minister said that Rs307 million was provided to Khalifa Gul Nawaz Hospital Bannu in 2013-14, Rs.403 million in 2014-15 and Rs444 million in 2015-16. Similarly District Headquarters Hospital Bann was provided Rs141 million in 2013-14, Rs194 million in 2014-15 and Rs189 million in 2015-16.—APP