KP’s HD wastes millions worth of medicines and vehicles

Nov 30, -0001
Staff Report

PESHAWAR: The negligence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's (KP) Health Department (HD) has caused a waste of government hospitals’ medicines and vehicles worth millions of rupees.

According to details, ten years ago medicines, vehicles, surgical instruments and other medical machinery worth millions of rupees had been brought for the basic health units of Chamkani and Phandu areas in the outskirts of Peshawar.

Without being used, all medicines have expired, while vehicles and other medical tools and machinery are out of order.

The officials of KP's Health Department have claimed that medicines were not used because they were sub-standard; and during flood relief work for flood victims and Swat's IDPs, the vehicles also became out of order.

After receiving report of the waste, a four member committee headed by the KP Health Minister, Zahir Shah, visited the reported health units.

Zahir Shah, talking to the media on the occasion said that after thorough investigation, stern action will be taken against all those who are responsible for this waste. SAMAA




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