CHARSADDA, 18 August: The district government of Charsadda has announced to set up 23 new mother and child healthcare centres in the district.

Decision to this effect was taken at a meeting at District Headquarters Hospital Charsadda on Thursday which was attended by Mother and Child Healthcare Director Dr Gul Khan, district health officer (DHO) and other Health Department officials. The meeting was told that there are 82 mother and child healthcare centres in Charsadda. Officials said 23 new centres will be opened in rural areas of Charsadda where all facilities of delivery will be available.

On the occasion, Dr Gul Khan provided delivery equipment, medicines and clinic furniture to lady health workers who have completed 18-month training.