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Government to build women and children hospital in Swabi

SWABI: The first women and children hospital of Swabi district will be built in Kunda village at an estimated cost of Rs3.8 billion.

In this regard, chief minister’s adviser Abdul Karim and MPA Rangaiz Khan were given a briefing by the relevant officials here on Wednesday.

Official sources told this correspondent that the hospital would be constructed on the site of Rural Health Centre, Kunda, which would be shifted to a portion of the local government higher secondary school.

The hospital project site is located one and a half kilometres from the Bacha Khan Hospital Complex, Shahmansoor, and Gajju Khan Medical College.

On this occasion, Mr Karim said the construction of 250 beds hospital would facilitate the women and children of Swabi and periphery districts.

He said the estimated cost of the project was Rs3.8 billion, which would be provided by the provincial government. He said the project would be completed in two and a half years.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan would be the chief guest at the launching ceremony of the hospital project on Oct 31.

Source: Dawn