PESHAWAR: Funds worth Rs2,280.395 million have been earmarked for the extensive development of South Waziristan tribal district under the Integrated Area Development Package.

This was revealed by Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations Kamran Bangash in a statement on Saturday. The special assistant said the KP government was committed to transform the merged tribal districts to bring them at par with other developed areas of the province.

Mr Bangash said the provincial government was taking concrete steps to ensure provision of basic facilities of life to the people of the merged districts at their doorsteps. He said that developmental schemes were being planned for merged districts keeping in view requirements of people so that maximum population could benefit from these schemes.

7 hospitals in merged areas to be outsourced

KP Health and Finance Minister Taimur Salim Jhagra Saturday visited Sholam Hospital in South Waziristan and inspected its various sections.

Special Secretary Health Dr Farooq Jamil, Commissioner Dera Muhammad Yahya and concerned officials were present on the occasion.

The minister said provision of best healthcare facilities to people was among top priorities of the PTI government in KP. He said that government is outsourcing seven more hospitals of merged tribal districts to ensure treatment facilities to people residing in the remote areas of merged districts.

He said that huge allocations have been made for improvement of healthcare system in merged areas.

Rescue 1122 service starts in KTH

The KP has initiated Rescue 1122 emergency service in Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) Peshawar to cover the area during any emergency situation.

Hospital Director Prof Dr Roohul Muqim and Rescue 1122 District Monitoring Officer and Director Operations Dr Mir Alam inaugurated Rescue 1122 services in KTH.

Rescue 1122 will facilitate KTH in emergency referral system by providing one ambulance along with three drivers and six technicians 24/7 that will be beneficial for patient care. The KTH has given a full-fledged space for Rescue 1122 office for residing in the hospital and taking prompt action in emergency situation.

Rescue 1122 ambulance will be connected with its main office in the university and if needed the backup will be provided. Rescue 1122 will also provide emergency response training to hospital staff.


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