Germany is to give €12million grant for healthcare development in KP, GB.
On Thursday Noor Ahmed—the Economic Affairs Division Secretary and German Development Bank (KfW) Country Director—Wolfgang Moeller signed financing deals for the Social Health Protection—Phase II.
Under the deal, KfW would be providing grant assistance costing €2.6million and €9.4million for the Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively. The gathered amount offered is equivalent to €12million.
The financial contribution should be used especially for the development of social health protection schemes in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan to provide quality healthcare services to the registered beneficiaries.
KP and GB health departments would be involved in the imposition of the program which would be covering the cost for the hospitalization for childbirth, accidents, injuries, common diseases of childhood, medical ailments and common surgeries.
The signing ceremony witnesses were the Economic Affairs Minister—Hammad Azhar, who thanked the German government for the help. He also said that the grant would help redress critical health-linked issues in the far-fetched areas of the province of Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He emphasized that these measures are truly laudable as they are prepared for affecting the lives of the common man.
He added that the government values the focus of the German government to make the investment in such schemes and look forward to further boosting the future cooperation in the upcoming Government to Government (G2G) Negotiations to be held in Berlin, 2019.