• He said that lockdown had been eased but the virus had not yet disappeared so we have to change our lifestyle and fight against coronavirus pandemic.
  • Protective gears have been provided to all hospitals in the province while the shortage of doctors and paramedics has been dealt accordingly.

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health and Finance, Taimor Saleem Jhagra has said that doctors' organizations are working against coronavirus pandemic and keeping in view the health sector would be paid first in next budget.

Talking to media and doctors at Civil Secretariat here Saturday, he said that lockdown had been eased but the virus had not yet disappeared so we have to change our lifestyle and fight against coronavirus pandemic.

He said health system was being upgraded to deal with coronavirus as well as dengue and polio. Protective gears have been provided to all hospitals in the province while the shortage of doctors and paramedics has been dealt accordingly.

He said that personnel on duty at frontline are our heroes and their sacrifices would not go waste.

He said that the entire health system was being monitored and in just two months, equipment and safety equipment worth Rs 4 billion have been procured.

He said that the federal government has given full support to province in current emergency situation providing every kind of assistance. Health Minister said that 1000 tests are being conducted daily in Khyber Medical University.