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Balochistan to serve as engine of growth for national economy: Shahwani

QUETTA, Aug 24 (APP):Spokesperson of the Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani Tuesday said the Balochistan would soon serve as an engine of growth for the national economy.

Sharing three years performance details of the Balochistan government in a press conference here, he said the delivery phase of the government was rapidly progressing while the living standard and basic amenities for the local people were being improved.

He was of the view that the civic life in Balochistan had been improved to a great extent with successful implementation of the development schemes and strategic initiatives taken by its government.

He claimed that the provincial government, led by Chief Minister Jam Kamal, enjoyed the full confidence of the public.

Shahwani said Balochistan government had started construction work of first ever Cancer Hospital in the province at Shaikh Zahid Hospital, Quetta.

He said the government is all set to complete 120-bed Quetta Cardiac Hospital within the stipulated time period as 90 per cent construction work had been completed over the project.

The establishment of 20-bed fully equipped Intensive Care Units (ICU) at District Headquarter Hospital Zhob, Naseerabad and Turbat were in process with a cost of Rs 100 million each, the spokesperson informed.

Balochistan government has installed 10 tele-health facilities at various Basic Health Units (BHUs) in rural areas of the province in order to provide the best healthcare to the people. The program would be extended to almost all BHUs in other areas too, he added.

The Balochistan government has also established District Headquarters (DHQs) hospitals in Naseerabad and Taftan while two more would also be constructed at Sohbatpur and Surab.

The government has constructed 104 new Basic Health Units (BHUs) in the province to ensure best health care facilities for the masses at their nearest.

The Balochistan government has also established 150 labs at the existing BHUs in the far-flung areas of the province. He said the government has appointed as many as 1300 doctors in various districts and teaching hospitals on adhoc basis to tackle the challenges and overcome the shortage.

Balochistan government had also established medical emergency response centres on main highways at cost of Rs 3921 million to provide medical facilities to the victims of road accidents.

Shahwani said the government had announced to launch Balochistan Health Card facility at ith a cost of Rs 5.914 billion to provide health cover upto Rs one million each to around 1.875 million families of the province.

The provincial government with the collaboration of Child Life Foundation was establishing early Child Care Centre at Civil Hospital Quetta.

The provincial government has expanded its Nutrition Programme from seven to 22 districts, he added.


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