KP PA calls for eradication of polio
PESHAWAR: The provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday passed unanimous resolutions for the eradication of fatal disease of polio and computerization of the record of the revenue department in the province.
The resolution for the eradication of polio was tabled by Israrullah Khan Gandapore and Abdul Akbar Khan respectively. Through the resolution, the legislator from D.I. Khan demanded of the provincial government for initiating efforts for the eradication of polio to protect children from the deadly disease.
The Speaker, Kiramatullah Khan, who was presiding the proceedings of the house also agreed with the contentions of the mover saying that cases of polio have been detected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. He said that failure in the prevention of the disease could result in generating of disabled and that could also result in clamping of ban on the traveling of our people in the world.
He said that though the government is running a campaign, but the feedback from the people is so good. He said that Basic Health Units (BHUs) and Rural Health Centres (RHCs) are also lacking facilities and polio vaccines lose utility due to hours long power shut down. Similarly, he said that disease also transform from Afghanistan due to the movement of the refugees.
The speaker recommended that refrigerators at BHUs and RHCs should run on solar energy system. He said that both provincial government and international health agencies have agreed on the subject. In the second resolution, Abdul Akbar Khan called for the computerization of the revenue record. Supporting the resolution, the Provincial Minister for Science and Information Technology, Mohammad Ayub said that the computerization of the revenue record would be revolutionary step in the history of the province.
The process, he said was started from Peshawar, but due to the lack of cooperation from the minister of the department concerned it was winded up. Abdul Akbar Khan in support of his resolution said that the computerization would cut down litigation cases by 80 percent in the province. -App