PESHAWAR- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Population Welfare, Saleem Khan, paid a surprise visit to DHQ Hospital Chitral, the other day. He inspected different wards and sections of the hospital and reviewed the situation of cleanliness and medical facilities being provided to the patients.He met the patients in the wards, enquired about their health and got information about the medical facilities provided to them.  MS of the hospital Dr Noor ul Islam and other concerned authorities were also present on the occasion. The provincial minister expressed his satisfaction over the cleanliness of the hospital and medical facilities available therein. He directed the concerned quarters to improve the heating system to protect the admitted patients from cold.The MS apprised the minister of the shortage of staff especially the specialist doctors and other problems being faced by the hospital. The minister assured that vacancies of specialist doctors and other paramedics staff in the hospital would soon be filled as necessary measure to this effect had been taken at higher level.Briefing the provincial minister about the performance of the hospital during the year 2012, the MS told that the hospital had provided best treatment to more than 14,000 patients in OPD, 10,000 admitted patients in various wards and 13,000 patients in casualty.