PESHAWAR  -  Taking notice of illegal laboratories and paramedical institutes operating in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Provincial Minister for Health Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has made it clear that no one would be allowed to play with the lives of people. The minister also called explanation of the secretary medical faculty for unnecessary delay in the examination results of paramedical students.

Talking to different delegations at his office, Civil Secretariat Peshawar, the issued strict orders that all laboratories operating without pathologists and trained staff should be sealed immediately. He directed the Health Regulatory Authority to launch crackdown on illegal laboratories and institutes.

He also expressed his grief over unnecessary delay in examination results of paramedical students by medical faculty and said that the precious time of the students had been wasted. 

He asked the DG health to take prompt action in this connection, urging the students to register their complaints with his office. The minister categorically said that corruption and incompetency would not be tolerated. He asked the authorities concerned to rectify air-conditioned system of LRH, KTH, HMC and ATH so that patients could not suffer in upcoming summer season and introduce MR system for safety of patients record in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, while it should also be extended to all other hospitals across the province in future.

Later talking to a delegation of students from Psychology Department, Islamia College University, he said the provincial government was giving special attention to terrorism-hit areas. He said that concrete measures had been taken to prevent mental and psychological diseases. He said that well-trained clinical psychologists would be hired and psychiatric hospitals would be upgraded as per requirements.