DIR UPPER, 23 September: The provincial government has launched development projects worth Rs25.5 million at category D hospital in Barawal area of the district. The hospital would get new wards and equipment under the project.

The project was inaugurated by Local Government Minister Inayatullah at a ceremony held here Saturday. The minister said that the hospital would be equipped with modern equipment to provide treatment to hundreds of patients daily visiting it.

Local residents welcomed the project and said that it would help locals to avail quality treatment at the hospital without visiting Peshawar. They thanked the minister for the project and urged the government to launch more uplift projects in the area.