The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved the construction of a sub-campus of Khyber Medical University (KMU) at a cost of Rs 4227.392 million in Matta-Swat. This approval was given in the third meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) which was held in the P&D Department under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, in which besides other relevant authorities, KMU vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq and Director P&D Amjad Hussain specially attended the meeting. The meeting was informed that KMU is the sole medical university in the province which is providing education and training services in all fields of health including medical, dental, physiotherapy, nursing, public health, allied health sciences, nutrition and vision sciences.
While talking at the occasion the vice-chancellor KMU Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq said that KMU has established its sub-campuses in various remote districts of the province during the last two years, in which a campus has been established in a rented building in Matta Swat. Therefore, there was an urgent need for the construction of a sub-campus of the university on its own land, on which the provincial government has approved the construction of a sub-campus at a cost of 4227.392 million rupees on an area of 331 kanals.
He said that in addition to physiotherapy, allied and nursing sciences, Master, MPhil and PhD in health related disciplines, medical and dental college facilities will also be provided in this campus. These facilities will create opportunities for large-scale medical education, training and research in Malakand Division in general and in Swat in particular, it will also provide the best health and treatment services in this backward area, he added.
Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq thanked the provincial government, especially Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah for the approval of this mega project of KMU from PDWP, and expressed the expectation that the relevant departments will spare no effort in realizing this great project till its completion, and God willing, the people of the region will soon start receiving its fruits in the form of the best health services.