PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has announced to set up dialysis centres in five district headquarters hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and said the province was facing critical situation in many sectors due to poor governance of the past governments.

He said the present provincial government was fully committed to bring about a real change. He said that the concerned institutes and experts should ensure this technical assistance to the government so that the masses could be provided all facilities, which were not given to them far the last 67 years.

He said this while addressing the ceremonies regarding World Kidney Day held at the Khyber Teaching Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar on Thursday. Vice Chancellor KMU Dr Hafizullah, Director Kidney Centre Dr Ataur Rahman, Principal KMC, Chief Executives KTH and HMC and heads of other institutions concerned also attended the ceremonies.

Dr Sultan briefed the participants about the progress of kidney centre and its future plan. Director IKD, Vice Principal KMU and Chief Executive HMC also addressed the ceremony and highlighted the importance of the World Kidney Day and its objectives.

The minister stressed the need for effective awareness campaign among the common people regarding preventive measures against dangerous diseases.

He directed to take suitable initiatives to provide comfortable environment to the poor patients and said the air condition plants of KTH and HMC must be prepared and updated before summer.