MERF awarded three health facilities in Newly Merged Districts by KP government
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have outsourced management of eight health facilities through public-private partnership to ensure access of local communities in the far-flung areas of KP province to quality healthcare services.
The three health facilities which are awarded to MERF included District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Wana in South Waziristan, Category-D Hospital Bazaar Zakhakhel in Khyber, and extension of one previously managed facility by MERF of DHQ Hospital Mashti Mela in Orakzai.
In this regard a contract signing ceremony was held here at Chief Minister’s House. Honorable Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was chief guest on the occasion.
Provincial Minister for Health Taimur Salim Jhagra, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, Health Secretary Mohammad Tahir Orakzai, Director General Health Services Dr Niaz Mohammad, the managing director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Foundation, Dr. Syed Shah Miran, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MERF and other high-ups were also present in the ceremony.
On the occasion, the government signed agreements with partner organizations including MERF for outsourcing of the management of hospitals in addition to contract renewal of the management hospitals already outsourced.
Through public-private partnership, the government has already ensured all time availability of specialist doctors, nurses and paramedics in the healthcare units of far-flung areas. The newly outsourced healthcare units would also be made operational round the clock and availability of all the facilities would be ensured there.
Talking on the occasion, the chief minister termed outsourcing of the hospitals as another important step towards providing healthcare facilities to local people at their doorsteps. He said that the step would be helpful to improve healthcare services in the hospitals as per the aspirations and needs of people. He said that the step would prove to be a milestone in improving service delivery of those healthcare units. He said that government was not only committed to providing quality healthcare services to people of far-flung areas at their doorsteps but was also taking result-oriented steps under a well-devised plan for the purpose.