HON’BLE MINISTER FOR HEALTH KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA MESSAGE
Considering health is the basic constitutional right of the common man, I believe that health is vital for development of the country and , I recognize that Health is a key factor for social and economical development in the country. Our vision for health in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is to work for Health-for-all or to ensure dignified universal courage through health foundation in the public private model to make the health services accessible, equitable, affordable,efficient, and effective for the people of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. To ensure essential health interventions, catering to the rights, needs, and dignity for the population of the province through PPP model in the health sector. We hope to take up reforms through PPP model measures involving effective District Health System, functional Primary Health Care System -focusing and monitoring , indicators like utilization rates of First Level Care Facilities,improved percentage of birth attended by skilled attendants, increase immunization coverage, increase contraceptives rate and staff presence may improve different indicators like MMR and IMR and other indicators to determine the effectiveness of the services
Health of the people plays a key role in determining human capital of the region . Better health improves the efficiency and the productivity of human ultimately contributes to economic growth and leads to human welfare. A positive relationship exists between public sector expenditures and private sector leads to the economic growth of the region. To attain better, more skillful, efficient, and productive human capital resources, leads to efficient, effective and sustainable health care services for its people. If there is weak coordination between different sectors may affect the economic growth and unsatisfactory services in the health sector.
Health reforms aimed at improving the health status of the people of province, therefore government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa introduce the Public Private partnership in the health sector through health foundation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to encourage the private sector to invest in the public sector for better and sustainable care for the people at farflung area.
Partnerships between private and government sectors provide advantages to both parties. Private-sector technology and innovation, can help provide better public services through improved operational efficiency. The public sector, for its part, provides incentives for the private sector to deliver projects on time and within budget.
In addition, creating economic diversification makes the country more competitive in facilitating its infrastructure base and boosting associated construction, equipment, support services, and other businesses. Therefore to ensure best possible health services at all level in the farflung areas government will encourage the private sector investors to invest in the health sector for improved health indicators for reducing the mortality and morbidity and ensure the healthy sociecity.
The government is presently undergoing a reform aimed at improving its effectiveness and efficiency. It is focusing its energies on Health Reform, to ensure Quality Improvement, and Caring for the patients. We envision a national health care system and our aim in this government is to provide the best health services at the door step to the needy patients . Furthermore in the current situation government, focus on theimprove standard of all DHQ, THQ and other hospitals with sophisticated quality diagnostic services with sustainability. A public-private partnership through Health Foundation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is hope for healthier Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In 2016 the government changed the mandate of Health Foundation KPK for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the health department. The act was passed in 2016 and rules have been passed in 2017 under which the government and its organizations have been entrusted with the power to enter into agreements and arrangements with private parties for designing, ﬁnancing, operating, and maintaining diﬀerent projects. In other words, PPP is an arrangement between the government and private business for the provision of public assets or services through investment and/or management by the private sector for a specified period. PPP model can assume an important role in the development of the healthcare sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and this program can expand its scope for better health services to the people.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department under the present government is ready to improve and upgrade the health care services through provision of Health Education to provide well educated and trained human resource to the hospitals. In this connection steps has been taken for provision of better diagnostic and health care delivery services to the people of the province involving private parties in this progress. Government has also taken steps for establishment of new Medical Colleges in the different areas of the province including newly merged districts on Public Private Partnership basis and to develop and run the government owned hospitals in the merged districts on Public Private Partnership basis to provide health care services to the people of remote areas.
To achieve this goal Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Foundation has been established in the province to promote and enable the development of innovative health care delivery models to achieve policy objectives of Government.
Health Department Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ensure its full financial and technical support to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Foundation in achieving its goals to promote health care delivery system in the province.