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    Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan lauded the services of Doctor Community

    Chitral Times Report

     

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan while lauding the services of doctor community and other healthcare professionals in the prevailing Corona situation has said that the provincial government highly values the services of healthcare workers in this regard specially those who have lost their lives while trying to save the lives of others. He has further said that the provincial government is working on a package for the families of the healthcare professionals who lost their lives while performing their duties on the front lines adding that the families of those martyrs will soon be provided financial assistance.

     

    He was talking to a delegation of Insaf Doctors Forum (IDF) who called on him here on Monday and discussed with him matters related to reforms initiatives in health sector and issues faced by doctor community. Provincial minister for Health, Taimur Saleem Jhagra, members provincial assembly, Dr. Sumaira Shams, Rabia Basri and Asia Asad were also present on the occasion. The delegation congratulated the Chief Minister and the provincial government for extending Sehat Card Scheme to the entire population of the province and make the inauguration of Peshawar Institute of Cardiology possible and said that these major achievements of the provincial government had been highly lauded both at provincial and national level. The delegation also lauded the role of provincial government for its quick response in the KTH incident and taking strict action against the responsible ones.

     

    Talking to the delegation the Chief Minister said that strengthening the entire healthcare system of the province was the top most priority of his government and added that various reforms initiatives are being introduced in the health department to enable it effectively deal with the emerging challenges. Mahmood Khan remarked that all the reforms in health sectors would be introduced in consultation with all stakeholders including the doctor community. He further said that the health department had been tasked to work out a feasible plan for better and effective utilization of the existing buildings of health department in the newly merged areas with the aim to ensure the provision of basic healthcare facilities to the people at their door steps. On the demand of the delegation the Chief Minister directed the concerned quarters of health department to complete all the pre- requisites and necessary homework in minimum possible time period to accelerate the pending promotion cases of Medical Officers in the province. The delegation while expressing its satisfaction on the reforms initiatives being introduced in health sector, assured the provincial government of its full support for strengthening the health sector.

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