CM agrees to grant financial incentives to the medical doctors

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has agreed to grant financial incentives to the medical doctors and other health care staff for attracting them to serve in the rural and remote areas of the province. The proposed incentives will cost an additional amount of Rs.3.3 billion. However final announcement regarding these incentives will be made by next Tuesday by the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister also directed the health department to assess the needs of all district hospitals of the province including staff, building, equipments, medicines and all kind of other facilities and submit a comprehensive plan on urgent basis by Tuesday next to equip them with all necessary and up to the mark facilities by June next.

He was presiding over a meeting regarding issues of health sector held at the CM Secretariat today. The meeting also approved to directly recruitment 900 nurses and 500 health technicians on adhoc basis for which provincial public service commission had issued NOC.

The meeting was attended by the Provincial Health Minister Shahram Tarakai, Education Minister Mohammad Atif, Secretaries of Finance, Health and Administration departments and other concerned officers.

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak directed that staff and equipment for the district headquarters hospital be procured by the mid of next month on the war footing and separate PC1s for the needs of Tehsil level hospital as well as rural health centre also be submitted within a week time.