PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government appreciates the Chief Justice of Pakistan visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and welcomes the suggestion in health reforms of CJP.
This was said by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shah Farman and Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai in a press conference here at Chief Minister House on Friday.
Shahram Tarakai said that Dr. Nowsherawan Burki has played an important role in the reforms of health sector and hospital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He added that the provincial government pass MTI act and constitute Board of Governor in every teaching hospital and made the hospitals autonomous to independent in their decision which has improve the system of health in hospitals.
Health Minister said that the provincial government has provided all funds to the Ayub Teaching Hospital Board of Governor Chairman if he not used those funds, adding that it was the responsibility of the chairman to provide all facilities.
He informed that the chairman board of Governor while saving his image and criticizing government which is condemnable.
“If there is a problem in Ayub Medical Teaching Hospital then it was the responsibility of the BOG chairman to inform the government as he was caring the affair of the hospital for the last one year as he should resign morally for this ignorance” Shahram Khan added.
The Health Minister said that the provincial government has covered 70 % population and issue health card while the government is trying to provide health facility to every KP citizen in all hospitals of the province.
He further added that in KP hospital around 18288 beds as all the facilities were provided to the patients.
Information Minister Shah Farman said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health budget is more than three time double from Lahore , adding that we not did 100 % improvement in health sector but something has been improve in health.
He added that Nowsherawan Burki is visiting to Peshawar without taking any expenditure from the government, adding that he is well known consultants but working to improve the health sector of KP.
He further said that Burki is in a few people across the globe in health sector, adding that he was made Shaukat Khanum hospital which is a symbol for all people.
Shahram Tarakai said that today the health sector and hospitals are much improved than the previous government, adding that record recruitment of doctors has been done by the government and now everywhere in far flung areas doctors were available in hospitals.
He claim that now people were going to public hospitals and the people trust were developed on hospitals, adding that now merit has been assure in the province.
Shahram Khan said that health budget was Rs.30 billion but now it has been raise to 80 billion rupees, adding that before only three thousand doctors in the province but now it reach to nine thousand doctors.
He added and claim that Burn and Trauma Centre will be inaugurated before 30th May, adding that the provincial government complete the project from his own budget as the federal government were not releasing funds for the project.