Eight More Hospitals Outsourced To Improve Patient Care – Newspaper
PESHAWAR: The authorities have outsourced the management of eight health facilities through a public-private partnership to ensure access to quality health services for local communities in remote areas of the province.
The facilities included the District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Wana in South Waziristan, the DHQ Hospital Kohistan, the Category D Hospital Bazaar Zakhakhel in Khyber, the Category D Hospital Razmak in North Waziristan, the Category D Hospital Alizai Hospital in Kurram, Pasht Category D Hospital in Bajaur, Mamond Category D Hospital in Bajaur, and Nawagai Category D Hospital in Bajaur.
In connection with this, a contract signing ceremony was held here in the Prime Minister’s house on Monday. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was the main guest on this occasion.
Taimur Provincial Health Minister Salim Jhagra, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, Health Minister Mohammad Tahir Orakzai, Director General of Health Services Dr ceremony.
On that occasion, the government signed agreements with partner organizations to outsource the management of eight secondary health care hospitals and to renew contracts for the management of two already outsourced hospitals, including DHQ Hospital Mashti Mela in Orakzai and Category-D Hospital Shulam in South Waziristan.
Through public-private partnerships, the government has already ensured the constant availability of medical specialists, nurses and paramedics in the health facilities in distant areas. The newly outsourced health units would also be put into operation around the clock and the availability of all facilities there ensured.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister called the outsourcing of the hospitals a further important step in providing health facilities to the local people. He said the move would be helpful in improving health care in hospitals according to people’s wants and needs.
He said this move would prove to be a milestone in improving the service delivery of these health units. He said the government is not only committed to providing quality health services to people in distant areas on their doorstep, but is also taking results-oriented steps as part of a well-designed plan to that end.
Posted in Dawn, January 11, 2022