All possible resources will be utilized to make KIMS and KIDS ideal institutions of the country: Minister IT

Adviser to the Chief Minister on Information Technology (IT) Ziaullah Bangash has said that the provincial government will be utilized all possible resources to make Khyber Medical University (KMU), Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and KMU-Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS) ideal medical and dental institutions of the country. Immediate steps would be taken to set up physical therapy and paramedical institutes in Kohat in collaboration with KMU during the current session. He expressed these views while addressing a high level meeting regarding progress and issues of KIMS, KIDS and establishment of Physical Therapy and Paramedical Institutes at Kohat. On the occasion, KMU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia-ul-Haq, Principal KIMS Prof. Dr. Lal Mohammad Khattak, Principal KIDS Prof. Dr. Siddique Aslam and other concerned officials of KMU were also present.

Ziaullah Bangash, Advisor to the Chief Minister on IT, was informed during the meeting that the construction of new buildings for KIMS and KIDS in Kohat with a fund of Rs. 2197 million is in the final stages. Only Rs. 200 million has been allocated for this project in the current fiscal year which is causing difficulties in the completion of these projects. Therefore, if  in the revised ADP Rs.500 million for these projects is allocated, then these two big projects can be completed in June 2021.

IT Advisor, Ziaullah Bangash has assured the meeting that not only the issue of required Rs. 500 million but the long pending issue of declaring KDA and LMH as teaching hospitals along with review of the MoU between KMU and health department would be discussed in a special meeting with the provincial Minister of Health and Finance, Secretary of Health and other concerned officials to resolve these issues and ensure the availability of funds in this regard.

He maintained that he would soon meet the concerned officials of WAPDA and Public Health to provide electricity and water facilities on emergency basis to functional Girls Hostel in the new building of KIMS and KIDS. His mission is to develop and provide health and education facilities to the people of Kohat and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard, he added.

Ziaullah Bangash said that physical therapy and paramedical institutes would be set up in Kohat with the special support of KMU from the current academic year and all the requirements for making the nursing school a college would be met on priority basis. He said that KMU has made remarkable progress in various fields of medicine in a short span of 12 years and it is expected that this journey of progress and achievements under the leadership of the present young Vice Chancellor will continue faster in the upcoming days.