PESHAWAR - In order to cope with any emergency situation in the province, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to procure more helicopters aimed to shift the patients and bomb blast victims from remote areas to the tertiary hospital of the city.

The decision has been taken in the backdrop of Parachinar bomb blasts where dozen of seriously injured persons had succumbed to their injuries due to remoteness of the area.

For this purpose a ten-floor emergency center would be established in Khyber Teaching Hospital where on the top floor a helipad would be made for emergency take-off of the helicopter.

The project will cost seven billion rupees and its contract would be given to foreign firms for early completion, though the helicopters will be provided in early period, however, construction of the emergency center will takes two to three years to complete.

The company will be fined if it does not succeed in the early completion of the project. Moreover, pilots and necessary staff will also be hired for emergency helicopters.

It is to be mentioned here that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is facing severe shortage of emergency helicopters and in most of the emergency cases the provincial government relies on the resources of federal government in terms of aerial support.

Recently, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister has used the lone state-run helicopter for a marriage ceremony of his friend but later he was strictly warned by PTI Chief Imran Khan for not using the government helicopters for their personal visits.

After this warning the KP chief minister deposited the fuel fee from his own pocket.