KP govt releases Rs30.7m to hospital for free services
24 September, 2013
MANSEHRA: The provincial government has released an amount of Rs30.7 million to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital for the purchase of medicines which would be provided to the patients visiting the healthcare centre free of cost.
Medical Superintendent Dr Niaz Mohammad told reporters on Monday that free medicines would be provided to patients at the emergency, intensive care unit and medical and surgical wards.
Dr Niaz said that he had summoned a meeting of heads of different departments and doctors in the hospital and directed them to strictly follow government policy of quality healthcare services and free medicines to patients.
He said that besides provision of free medicines, all other health services available at the hospital were being provided without payment to the patients.He said reconstruction work on the District Headquarters Hospital which was renamed as King Abdullah Teaching Hospital was in progress with the financial assistance of the Saudi Arabian government after it developed serious cracks in the October 8, 2005 devastating earthquake.
The out-patients department (OPD), which has been functioning in makeshift shelters, was shifted to a newly constructed block recently.