CJP slams KP govt over health sector

Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed has slammed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government saying that it had done no work in the province’s health sector.

He asked where the billions of the KP government budget were going as a three-member bench heard a case related to rising breast cancer cases.

The chief judge said that government hospitals in the province lacked many vital facilities including X-ray machines and oxygen systems. He added that the KP government had hired unqualified people on recommendations throughout the health sector.

During the proceedings, the advocate general told the chief justice that the provincial government had begun issuing health cards to the public so they could benefit from the various health facilities of the province.

He added that every citizen registered within the system could avail of treatment up to Rs1 million.

In reply, Justice Gulzar said that the government may have allocated an amount between Rs5bn to Rs6bn in order to make money off of it.

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