Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, during his one day visit to district Swabi on Wednesday, inaugurated newly constructed medical wards and Institutes of Health Sciences at Bacha Khan Medical Complex. The 160 bedded Medical Wards have been constructed with a total cost of Rs. 1389 million. Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and provincial Ministers Shahram Tarkai and Taimur Saleem Jhagra also accompanied the Chief Minister. Later on the Chief Minister along with Speaker National Assembly formally launched the extension of Sehat Card Plus Scheme to the entire population of District Swabi in a ceremony held in this regard.
Addressing the ceremony as Chief guest, Mahmood Khan termed the Sehat Card Plus Scheme as great gift of the incumbent government for the people of the province and said that the extension of the scheme to cent percent population of the province would be completed by the end of January 2021 adding that with the completion of the extension, entire population of the province would avail free medical treatment facilities worth Rs. 1.00 million per head per annum from 400 empaneled hospitals across the country.
Mahmood Khan said that the entire population of the newly merged districts already availed the facility but with a lesser coverage of Rs. 0.6 million per annum which will also be increased to Rs. 1.00 million per annum in the upcoming budget. Mahmood Khan remarked that the incumbent government was fulfilling one by one all the promises it had made to the public in the last general elections and added that because of the better performance of the last provincial government, the people of the province again reposed their full confidence in PTI in the last general elections and hoped that the public would again vote PTI into power in the next general elections.
Criticizing the opposition parties, the Chief Minister said that those who ruled the province in the past deceived the general public in the name of religion and Pakhtoons but did nothing for their welfare, and that’s why the people of the province rejected them in the last general elections. Touching upon the performance of his government, Mahmood Khan maintained that during short span of two years, the provincial government had completed three mega developmental projects in the province including BRT, Swat Motorway Phase-I and Rashakai Economic Zone.