Anees Takkar

CHARSADDA: Sultan Muhammad Khan, the provincial minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights has inaugurated a polio unit at District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Charsadda on Saturday.

The minister while talking to media said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government will provide state of art facilities to DHQs of the province that will help in reducing the burden on major hospitals in the provincial capital.

“The practice of referral to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) will soon be abolished,” claimed provincial minister to media. he said that if the people are provided facilities at the local levels, for example, at Basic health units, they would have no need to visit the Khyber Teachings hospital, LRH or the Hayatabad medical complex for treatment.

The minister said that he will start visiting an all the district headquarter hospitals from next week. The law minister also assured that the action will be taken against doctors for ill-treating of patients and their unprofessional attitudes.

“We information that some doctors have opened their own medicines factories,” said the minister. “We are going to take stern against all such doctors, who are producing fake medicines.”

Talking about the government of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf performance, he said that the government has devised a five years plan of development during the first 100 days of its government.

Building of women and child hospital in Charsadda
The building of women and child hospital in Charsadda

The district Charsadda is lacking any major health facility. Most of the patients are being shifted to hospitals in Peshawar. The Women and Children Hospital in Rajar constructed at a cost of Rs1.5 billion is yet to be made functional, which belies the claim of PTI-led government about health emergency in the province.

The hospital was planned by Awami National Party-led government had allocated Rs1.5 billion for construction of this project in 2012. If completed says the officials, it would be one of the largest hospitals for mother and child healthcare in the country.

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