Swat - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday paid a day long visit to District Swat where he inaugurated different development projects including hostel, lecture theatres, laboratories, auditorium and other facilities in Saidu Medical College which have been completed at a cost of Rs 1.1 billion.
He also inaugurated newly established laboratory and regional blood centre at Saidu Teaching Hospital which have been completed at cumulative cost of Rs 410 million. The chief minister, on the occasion performed ground breaking of hospital block, college block and boundary wall of Saidu College of Dentistry which would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 710 million. Addressing the ceremony in this connection, the chief minister said that establishment of dental college in Swat was undoubtedly a historic step as it was the long standing demand of the people of Malakand which has been fulfilled today. He said that the people of whole Malakand division would benefit from this college. He said that incumbent government had increased seats in medical colleges from 1300 to 1750. While terming extension of Sehat Card Plus to cent percent population of the province as a flagship project of PTI government, Mahmood Khan said Sehat Card Plus scheme was being made more comprehensive as free treatment of kidney diseases had been included in the scheme whereas liver transplantation, treatment of cancer and free OPD services would also be included soon. The chief minister said that medical colleges would also be established in Charsadda, Buner, Kurram, Dir, Mansehra and other districts of the province in order to provide opportunities of medical education to people in their own districts.
Provincial Minister Mohibullah Khan, Members Provincial Assembly Fazal Haikm Khan, Azizullah Garan, Mian Sharafat and others were also present on the occasion.