Category: Innovative Funds

Steering Committee Meeting on Innovative Ideas

A meeting of the Project Steering Committee was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan to promote creative ideas for solving the problems facing the province.The meeting was attended by Special Secretary Health, Chief Economist P&D, DG Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Director, SDU officials including Finance Department and senior officials of P&D Department.
The meeting was informed that under the scheme, work on four projects with unique ideas is underway while work on 2 projects including tele-farming in agriculture and one-touch app of Rescue 1122 has been completed.
Under the scheme, the government is providing unique ideas to the youth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that the youth can play their role together with the government for the development of the society.
The total cost of the project is Rs. 1 billion, which aims to promote creative ideas for solving problems in various sectors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The KP government is monitoring and funding the innovative ideas scheme, and the Department of Planning and Development is paying special attention to it to further improve the scheme.The meeting was informed that under the project, a telemedicine project has been launched in the health department at a total cost of Rs. 9.5 crore.
 Under the scheme, 472 patients including 156 women and 316 men have been checked online in the last three months (November, December, January) in five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Batgram, Chitral, Karak, Nowshera and Swabi.
A telemedicine hub has been set up at Police Hospital Peshawar for the project in which doctors from different parts of the province treat patients online. Solar panels have recently been installed at the respective hospitals in Batgram, Chitral, Karak, Nowshera and Swabi for the project. And the availability of the internet is also ensured.
In addition, under the recently released advertisement under the project, the P&D department has received 75 new ideas which are being scrutinized and shortlisted, after which funds will be released for the launch of the projects.

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Telemedicine Scheme Launched in Five Districts of KP

Under P&DD Piloting Innovative Ideas, Telemedicine scheme launched in Chitral, Battagram, Swabi, Nowshehra, Karak.
Doctors sitting at Telemedicine HUB, Police Services Hospital Peshawar are counseling patients remotely, who otherwise require a regular visit to hospital.
A total of 472 patients have been examined since Nov 2020 under Telemedicine initiative.
Telemedicine is an impactful tool. It reduces the burden on hospitals by redirecting patients without in-person needs.

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KP P&D Department Decides to Create Comprehensive Platform for All Problem Solving Projects

P&D Department decides to create a comprehensive platform for all problem solving projects through ongoing startup programs and creative ideas in the province. A single steering committee has been set up for all projects in the P&D department. It will oversee all the startup programs, Ideas programs that have been launched for the youth by various departments.

In this regard, information on all such projects will soon be made available on the social media platforms of the P&D department so that the youth Benefit from all these programs – The main purpose of the decision is to facilitate public access to information on all these programs so that the youth can work with the government to play their role in solving the problems facing the society and also benefit the national economy.

Important decisions were taken in the meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Planning and Development Department.

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Innovative Funds Documentation

Minutes of Technical and Scrutiny Committee for Piloting Innovative Ideas Batch III

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Meeting of PSC of Piloting Innovative Ideas

The meeting of the Project Steering Committee of “Piloting Innovative Ideas to address key issues of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan. The meeting was attended by the Chief Economist, Project Director PII, MD IT Board, Chief RD, DG M&E, representative of Finance Deptt, and other members. During the meeting progress of the project was reviewed in detail.
The Piloting Innovative Ideas initiative aims to promote a culture of fostering innovative, cost-effective, sustainable, and efficient solutions to the key development issues faced by the system based on research and best practices. As Pakistan has recently embraced words like entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups, the Govt intends to encourage a healthy innovation ecosystem involving academia, industry, and researchers. KP Government believes in the importance of investing in innovation, education, and community for building a sustainable tech ecosystem.
Tele-farming, Tele-medicine and mobile application for the Rescue 1122 are some of the key pilot projects which are already completed under the Piloting Innovative Ideas Programme.
The Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stressed the active engagement of youth and startups from the private sector in the upcoming phase of the program to introduce and integrate novelty in the government system. The Steering Committee extended its approval to the project work plan for the year 2021-22 which includes shortlisting and financing more ideas and governance innovation projects to add value to the system.

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