Health facilities: RHCs to offer round-the-clock services

Unavailability of staff affects the progress 


Our Correspondent February 13, 2017
Unavailability of staff affects the progress. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa health department has completed all the necessary preparations to provide round the clock healthcare services at Rural Health Centres (RHCs).

The step is aimed at ensuring basic healthcare services to the people at their door steps, read a statement issued by the health department on Sunday.

The decision was made during the meeting of the K-P health sector held in the federal capital.

According to the official statement, the rural health units established were not fully functional due to the unavailability of staff specifically the doctors, adding that the provincial government was taking necessary steps in this regard. Participants of the meeting were briefed about the progress being made so far in connection with the provision of necessary staff, medicines and medical equipments in primary healthcare units so that it could provide round the clock services.

Besides K-P secretary health and other high-ups of the provincial health department, representatives of international donor agencies and partner organisations including DFID, TRF and EVA-BHN were also present in the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2017.

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