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Rs7bn allocated for improving healthcare facilities in Peshawar’s hospitals

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government allocated over Rs7 bn for enhancing healthcare facilities in major public sector hospitals of Peshawar.

According to a spokesman of health department, the amount will be spent on improving facilities at Peshawar Institute of Cardiology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Lady Reading Hospital and Institute of Kidney Diseases Peshawar.

He further said that Sehat Sahulat programme will be extended to the entire province to provide free medical treatment to public.

Read More: Shaukat Khanum-like system to be introduced in public hospitals: PM Imran

Earlier on May 11, paying tribute to the staffers of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital (SKMH) over their services, management and behavior to patients, Prime Minister Imran Khan had vowed to introduce SKMH-like system in public hospitals across the country.

Addressing an Iftar dinner and fund raising ceremony at SKMH in Lahore, PM Imran had announced to improve the standard of public hospitals at par with private hospitals.

He had said, “Unless government hospitals are improved people cannot avail better healthcare facilities.”

The prime minister had said that no system in the world could work without punishment and reward and reiterated the government’s commitment to improve public health institutions by implementing reward and punishment system and hiring better qualified health professionals.

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