Rs1bn released for recruiting doctors in Balochistan's far-flung areas.

Byline: Saleem Shahid

QUETTA -- The Balochistan government has released Rs1 billion to the health department for purchasing modern machinery and equipment for public sector hospitals and recruiting doctors on contract for the province's far-flung areas in a bid to provide better health facilities to people there.

Official sources said here on Sunday that Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani had directed officials of the health department to take all possible measures for improving health facilities in far-flung areas of the province.

In the first phase, health secretary Hafiz Abdul Majid has issued appointment and posting orders of 35 specialist doctors on two years contract.

Funds will also be used to purchase modern medical machines

These doctors will serve in all district headquarter hospitals.

These doctors included specialists of cardiac, surgery, ultrasound, ENT, paediatrics, eye, skin, orthopaedic, laboratory and other fields. They will perform duties in Gwadar, Mastung, Kharan, Lasbela, Pishin, Chagai, Turbat, Chaman, Panjgur, Loralai, Khuzdar, Hub, Dera Bugti, Sibi, Jaffarabad, Zhob, Qila Saifullah, and Dera Murad Jamali.

Earlier, specialist doctors...

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