PESHAWAR: District Health Officer, Dr. Muhammad Ali on Wednesday presided a meeting to discussed preventive measures needed to control the spread of dengue and steps required to mitigate the suffering of patients affected by the virus.
The meeting decided to implement emergency and cancelled the holidays of hospital employees with an objective to utilize all available resources against dengue.
Health authorities have also established a central control room in DHO office where health officials can be contacted on 0932.410399.
Special wards have also been arranged in Batkhela, Dargai and Thana hospitals for providing necessary treatment to dengue virus victims.
To further strengthened the preventive and precautionary measures, mosquito kits have been provided and all the Lady Health Workers have been directed to disseminate information to curb the incident of dengue in the area. - APP
PESHAWAR/ Dawn Report: The provincial government has decided to replace the Medical Institutions Reforms Act, 2002 with a new law modeled after National Health Service UK to give complete autonomy to the teaching and district headquarters hospitals of the province, according to sources.
“We have received go-ahead to draft new law within three months. The legislation will be done keeping in view famous Margaret Thatcher’s’ reforms in UK,” relevant officials told Dawn.
There are very clear guidelines to start work on the draft law to pave way for reforms in health department.
“The decision to incorporate drastic changes to the existing law was made after last meeting of the working group on reforms in health sector and Imran Khan instructed for legislation,” officials said. They said that some of the points to be made part of the law were clear. The hospitals will have Board of Governors (BoG) with two-third representation from the private sector, they said.
In a statement here Wednesday, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the release of Taliban leaders would give strength and encourage to Afghan Taliban to take the process of dialogue forward. He said Mullah Baradar is an important leader of Afghan Taliban and Pakistan should extend its hand of cooperation to revive the stalled dialogue.
Pakistan will release former Afghan Taliban second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, as soon as this month to help advance peace efforts in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistan’s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.
Baradar is one of the four men who founded the Taliban movement in 1994, and is believed to be a close aide and one of the most trusted commanders of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the spiritual leader of the Taliban. He was captured from the port city of Karachi in February, 2010.
Afghanistan has been pushing Pakistan to release former Baradar, whose release they believe would prove fruitful in negotiations with Taliban militants prior to the withdrawal of US and Nato forces from the war-torn nation.
According to an official statement, the council would be comprised of Justice Muhyuddin as Chairman, Dr. Maulana Attaur Rehman, Maulana Inamullah, Sultan Hassain, Engineer Amanullah Khan, Javed Afsar, Bilqees Murad, Seema Sabah as Members. - APP
PESHAWAR: Parliamentary Leader of ANP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and former Provincial Minister Sardar Hussain Babak has raised grave concern over growing chaos and growing incidents of target killings, kidnapping for ransom in the province.
In a press statement issued from Bacha Khan Markez on Wednesday, former education minister said that the non-serious attitude of the provincial government and the increasing lawlessness in the province have left deep scars on the minds of the people and their woes have increased manifold. Sardar Hussain Babak said that the tall claims of revolution and the actual performance of the PTI led provincial government have stunned the people. He said that given the bed start of the provincial government people have rectified their mistake and voted for ANP in the by-elections. - APP