peshawar   -   Additional Secretary Health KP Fazal Akbar on Thursday visited District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Khar and inspected its various sections.  Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Wazir Safi briefed the visiting secretary about working of various units of the hospital and services being provided to patients in the facility.

Speaking on the occasion, Fazal Akbar said that steps would be taken to transform hospital into a modern facility by enhancing service delivery and installation of new equipment. He said that a new laboratory would be established in the hospital and measures would be taken to improve security of the hospital.

He said that standard of Basic Health Units (BHUs) and Rural Health Centre (RHCs) situated in merged areas would be improved while monitoring staff would be deputed in Bajaur to ensure attendance of staff and availability of medicines. He said that Ghalju Hospital would be opened very soon under public-private partnership.