The World Bank has provided $200 million for KPK’s health and education sectors (KP). The World Bank will spend $80 million on education and health. As stated by the Minister of Health, this cash will help to increase the capacity of the Health Care Commission and the quality of health centres.
The private sector will be linked to the health department, and the project will also strengthen the health foundation’s contract management capabilities. The project is expected to benefit 40 million people in KP. The project’s pilot phase will be executed in Peshawar, Swabi, Haripur, and Nowshera, the health minister stated.
The initiative will spend Rs15 billion on modernising the health department’s infrastructure. It was reported that over a thousand basic health centres have been remodelled, empowering medical officers in each area.
“They make all economic decisions on their own. “We have renovated and built capacity in over 250 health centres,” the minister remarked.
Provincial Education Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai stated that the provincial government’s “first priority” is health and education, and that this initiative will “revolutionise” both. Tarakai stated that $115 million would be spent on education in four districts of the province: Peshawar, Nowshera, Haripur, and Swabi.
He stated the scheme would build 1,400 classrooms in chosen districts, educating 56,000 students. “The programme will upgrade 200 primary schools to middle and 80 middle schools to high schools.”
The minister added that 1,000 state-of-the-art Early Childhood Education Rooms for young children will be built. 2160 schools will get solar panels, 150 will get second shift schools, and 327 will get Accelerated Learning Program Centers.
The Minister added that the programme would train 500 master trainers, 1,000 school teachers, and 200 Education Directorate Qualitative Wing officers.