PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday inaugurated Institute of Cardiology in Peshawar.
Addressing the event, PM Imran Khan said, “I pay tribute to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for this achievement. It was injustice to the region for not having a cardiac institute.”
The prime minister directed that the standard of the treatment at the hospital should be maintained and regularly checked. “What I desire is that a government hospital should have such a standard that people should prefer it over private hospitals,” he said.
He said the blessing in the form of health cards provided by the KP government has no alternative in the province.
He said his government made all the medical equipment which were not manufactured in Pakistan duty-free so that they could easily be imported.
Imran Khan said private hospitals were successful because they had accountability. Without accountability a hospital cannot provide quality treatment, he maintained.
“The purpose of hospital reforms of his government is to improve management of public hospitals,” he said.
Reminiscing the Army Public School Peshawar incident, he said the incident of Dec 16 united the nation. On this day, the Pakistani nation decided to root out terrorism, he added. He said the whole nation got united and defeated terrorism afterward.
Imran Khan is on visit to Peshawar and Nowshera on Wednesday (today). He will inaugurate the up-gradation project of Hayatabad Sports Complex after Institute of Cardiology in Peshawar.
The prime minister will also participate as chief guest in cheque distribution ceremony under Kamyab Jawan Program. Imran Khan will inaugurate housing flats in Jalozai, Nowshera and also give away allotment letters.