PDWP approves 29 projects worth Rs33.8b

Most schemes aim to uplift K-P healthcare system


​ Our Correspondent June 04, 2020
PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: A key body of the provincial government on Tuesday approved 29 uplift projects at an estimated cost of Rs33.819 billion. Several projects approved by the body are aimed at uplifting the healthcare facilities in the province.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) met on Tuesday with Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan in the chair. It was attended by members of PDWP and other concerned departments.

The forum considered 30 projects from different sectors, including health, social welfare, roads and bridges, agriculture, and water. It, however, only approved 29 of these projects. Three projects were sent back three to their respective departments for rectification.

Among the projects approved in the health sector was the establishment of an integrated vector management programme in the merged districts. Another programme was for the establishment of a child and maternity hospital in Charsadda, improving the existing accident and emergency unit and intensive care unit (ICU) at the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar. Further, projects included the establishment of an independent monitoring unit (IMU) in the health department and upgrading the existing Matta THQ Hospital to Category-B Hospital.

Other projects include the establishment of a trauma centre, an accident and emergency centre in Swat, upgrading the Abbottabad district headquarters hospital and provision of biometric systems and surveillance cameras.

Among the projects approved for the social welfare sector were the establishment of a detox unit and capacity-enhancement of the existing 11 drug rehabilitation centres in K-P and the establishment of boys campuses for the model institute (Zamung Kor) for children in Swat, Dera Ismail Khan and Abbottabad districts

Published in The Express Tribune, June 4th, 2020.

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