Health Insurance Scheme for all KP districts
PESHAWAR—A total of 93 developmental projects of health sector have been included in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Annual Developmental Plan (ADP) for financial year 2016-17 with an allocation of Rs.10.54 billion.
These include 77 ongoing and 16 new schemes. According to the budget documents the new projects include extension of Health Insurance Scheme to all the districts of the province, establishment of Regional Safe Blood Transfusion Centers at Abbottabad, DI Khan and Swat, establishment of Khyber Institute of Neuro Sciences and Clinical Research Mardan, Establishment of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical College Peshawar, land acquisition and building construction for Gajuu Khan Medical College Swabi, purchase of equipment for Siadu Medical College Swat, provision of free treatment facilities to 3500 registered patients of cancer, standardization of all the District Headquarters and Tehsil Headquarters hospitals of the province, reconstruction of the building of Liaqat Memorial Hospital Kohat, purchase of equipment for Peshawar Institute of Cardiology and improvement of emergency services in all the DHQ and THQ hospitals of the province.
Similarly, provision of free treatment facilities to the patients of TB and Hepatitis, measures to prevent Dengue and Malaraia, launching of “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Immunization Programme” a five years integrated programme to control polio and other related diseases, improvement of primary and maternity heath care services, and measures to control HIV and Hepatitis are also important component of the new ADP.
Projects to be completed during the new financial year include the construction of operation theatres and wards in Paraplegic Centre Peshawar, construction of building for Gomal Medical College DI Khan, construction of lecture theatres and female mortuary in Khyber Medical College Peshawar, establishment of Peshawar Institute of Cardiology Phase II, improvement and Standardization of DHQ hospital Nowshehra, establishment of Blood Transfusion Centres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, establishment of casualty block in Khyber Teaching hospital Peshawar.—APP
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