Review Meeting on Progress in Merged Areas Development Projects

Progress on integrated district development projects is the top priority of the government, which is why the government is closely monitoring the development projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa integrated districts. A meeting was held in the P&D department regarding the progress on three major projects of the health department in the merged districts. During the meeting, the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate of the P&D Department presented a monitoring report on three ongoing projects of the Health Department in the integrated districts at a cost of about Rs. 4.5 billion. The report examines in detail the status of medical professionals, facilities and medical equipment provided to various health centers and hospitals in the integrated districts under the projects. For this purpose, Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation formed 7 teams for merged districts. The teams visited 9 rural health centers in the integrated districts, including Berang, Arang, Yaka Ghund, Atta Jod, Bahi and Dog, Kohi Hassan Khel and Krez. The teams also visited District Headquarters Hospital Ghalani, Mashti Mela, Bajaur, Tehsil Teaching Hospital Dogra, Type D Hospital Mamond, Nawagai, Pusht, Jamrud, Kalaya and compiled reports on the supply of medical equipment, medicines, vaccines, warehouses and other facilities in these hospitals. The report proposes to the health department to improve health facilities in the integrated districts, on which the health department will take further action.

Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan at a meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party, a few months ago, directed the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate to submit a detailed report on the ongoing projects of the Health Department in the merged districts.

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