PESHAWAR - Backed by 4,000 security personnel, the second phase of provincial government's 'Sehat Ka Insaf' programme will begin today. The Peshawar deputy commissioner has banned motorcycles in Peshawar for a day to ensure security of health workers.
According to the district administration, anyone found violating this order will be proceeded against under section 188 PPC.
“This order will come into force forthwith and will remain enforced for February 9 unless modified or withdrawn,” the admin said.
Talking to The Nation, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf focal person for the programme Younis Zaheer said that total 63 union councils will be covered in the second phase on Sunday for which 7,000 volunteers of PTI and around 5,000 paramedics would participate in the programme.
He said that around 4,000 policemen would be deployed to provide security to the participants and health workers in Peshawar. In the first phase, the campaign was carried out in 45 union councils of Peshawar, through which the campaigners reached out to 400,000 people to create awareness about childhood diseases and distributed hygiene kits. The vaccinators will focus on all child diseases that would not only do away with other childhood diseases, but also safeguard the vaccinators from being targeted. The KPK government has been claiming to better public healthcare system.