Healthcare and education go hand in hand; they are the key factors essential for a more productive workforce, greater economic growth and improved living standards.
Lately, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has exhibited a relentless focus on harnessing the untapped potential of healthcare and education sectors. Since assuming office in 2013, the government has adopted a targeted approach to address the longstanding issues plaguing the two sectors.
According to the official data, more than 34,000 children have been enrolled in public schools and the overall literacy rate in KP stands at 53 percent – considerably high as compared to previous years.
One of the most significant features of KP public welfare projects has been the government’s focus at improving the public healthcare infrastructure. It has brought about a series of reforms, including renovation of public hospitals and health care facilities. It is noteworthy that the government has also initiated a Rs5 billion worth project of ‘Sehat Insaf Card program’ that aims to provide free medical services to underprivileged patients in private facilities.
Good services delivery is also an important aspect of any health system. In Pakistan, public and private health care systems run in parallel. However, in KP, the government health sector is clearly committed to providing affordable healthcare services for common people – thereby increasing the competitiveness with private health sector.
In a recent social media promotional campaign run by the ruling party’s twitter account, some incredible images of the public health facilities in the province have come to surface. It can be clearly seen that the KP government is working hard towards creating such a health facilities culture in the province where private hospitals find the need to keep up with the bar set by the government hospitals.
Incredible Images of the Newly Constructed Government Hospitals In KP
If anything, this development should be seen as an example for other provinces to follow as well.