First phase of revamping secondary hospitals in KPK costing Rs20 bln initiated: Jhagra

PESHAWAR (APP)  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health and Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra on Monday said that the first phase of revamping of all second­ary hospitals costing Rs20 billion across the province has been started.

Addressing a press conference here at Information Department, he said that initiatives have been tak­en to improve operational status of six secondary care hospitals including Maulvi Gee Hospital, and Na­seerullah Babar Hospital in Peshawar, DHQ Haripur, DHQ Charsadda, DHQ Abbottabad and DHA Karak.

Jhagra said that revamping and renovation work included availability of medicines, infrastructure im­provements, duty roaster rationalisation, improve­ment in cleanliness, up-gradation of janitorial and security systems, besides ensuring presence of con­cerned staff. He said that provincial government has made all health units autonomous by designating fi­nancial powers to Medical Superintendents of all DHQs and BHUs throughout the province.

The minister said that hospital management com­mittees have been constituted with financial ceilings of up to Rs2 million to cater the need for top-up of medicines, repair and maintenance, and addressing HR shortage for three months.

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