PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that as many as 24 lakh families have been given Health Cards in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and an handsome amount of Rs 700 million have been spent on the scheme during last six months.
While addressing a press conference at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar on Thursday, Imran Khan said that increase of provincial health budget from Rs 18 billion to Rs 65 billion reflects our commitment to revolutionize health system by introducing new health reforms.
The PTI Chief said that our activities are aimed to increase the standard of government hospitals to health facilities run by private sector. He said that our government has the credit to introduce reforms in provincial health that were ignored by previous governments.
Imran Khan said that strength of doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been increased from 3,000 to 65,000, and 95 percent seats of doctors in rural health centers and district hospitals have been filled. He said that doctors are far better paid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as compared to other provinces.
Imran said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has also decided to install solar power generating units in RHCs and district hospitals of the province to improve health delivery system as government often faced opposition in form of litigation when it wanted to introduce reforms.
In addition, the PTI Chief said that when system in the hospitals would be improved, foreign qualified doctors would prefer to serve in their Country.
The PTI Chief said that 27 doctors from outside the Country have applied to serve in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.