Balochistan: The government of Balochistan plans to build 33 additional basic health units (BHUs) around the province to guarantee that residents have access to the finest healthcare possible.
An official from the Balochistan administration told APP that current BHUs in the province’s far-flung areas would be upgraded to the status of rural health centres (RHCs).
He further stated that district headquarters (DHQs) hospitals would be established in five districts: Sohbatpur, Sherani, Barkhan, Duki, and Dera Allahyar.
The government paid roughly Rs1.761 billion from development funds to create medical institutions in Turbat, Loralai, and Khuzdar, with a total project cost of Rs12.104 billion.
According to the official, the government has also waived the outpatient department registration slip cost to provide the greatest healthcare facilities in the province’s public hospitals.
Apart from improving the province’s healthcare system, the Balochistan government has announced the construction of dorms at Quetta’s Bolan Medical Complex and the development of the Children Hospital Quetta.
In FY2021-22, the government plans to create roughly 750 new healthcare jobs to ensure that the province receives high-quality care.
Another significant project of the provincial government was the unveiling of the Balochistan Health Card, which will provide up to Rs1 million in medical treatment to about 1.875 million people at the cost of Rs5.914 billion.
In the fiscal year 2021-22, the provincial government has set up Rs44.694 billion for health sector development, with Rs11.884 billion set out for non-development expenditures.