BAJAUR AGENCY - The local health department of Bajaur Agency has set up several diagnostic and treatment centres for those patients who are suffering from a mysterious disease.
Bajaur Agency Surgeon Dr Zakir Hussain, while talking to journalists, said that the local health department on the special directives of Directorate Health Services expedited efforts to overcome the situation and to ensure free medical facilities to the affected people at their doorsteps.
“We are taking all appropriate measures and using all its resources to control the situation and are providing free of cast medical facilities to the patients,” he added. He said that the health department in collaboration with the local administration has set up three diagnostic and treatment points and medical camps at Dabar, Badan and its surrounding localities of tehsil Warrah Mamound in which senior doctors and paramedics were checking the patients. To a question, he said that no causes of the disease have been identified so far. However, he said that they were trying to control the situation. “We have sent sample of bloods of the infected people to Peshawar and Islamabad to identify the reasons,” he said.
RAHA-UNDP provides furniture to govt schools
Staff Reporter from Peshawar adds: The Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA-UNDP) KP, with financial assistance of Government of Japan, provided furniture for students and teaching staff in government-run primary and high schools in its three-targeted union councils of Peshawar. In this regard, a ceremony was held at the government high school Sufaid Dheri, Academy Town in Union Council Sufaid Dheri Peshawar, in which an MPA from the constituency Yasin Khalil participated as chief guest.
Arshad Majeed Mohmand, National Programme Director of the RAHA KP, Advisor to Chief Minister on Environment, Haji Fazal Elahi, Additional Director Education KP Hamid Mehmood, Provincial Programme Manager RAHA KP Shukriya Syed, principals of schools, teaching staffs, EDOs, and notable of the area, also attended the function.
Raha KP has provided furniture facility to more than 18 government-run schools, including twelve boys and six girls schools, with financial assistance by government of Japan, in Malakand Dhair, Sufaid Dheri, and university town of Peshawar, through which around 8,788 boys and girls students would take benefit from the furniture facility. Similarly, furniture has been provided to 120 teaching staff in all these 18 schools.
Arshad Mohmand, in his speech explained the basic aims and various interventions of RAHA programme in its targeted refugees hosted and hosting areas in KP, and said the furniture facility has been provided on demand of local community.
Hamid Mehmood, while shed the light on important of education, said that the education department has estimated a budget of Rs7 billion to fulfil the shortcoming for provision of furniture facility in government schools across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He also stressed the need for enhancement of education budget up to four percent of GDP.
Fazal Elahi, in his speech informed the participants that the government had inducted more than 8,000 teachers through transparent manner to overcome with the growing deficiency in government schools in the KP.