Rs1.86M released for free treatment of poors

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By Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: Tribal districts Zakat committee on Wednesday cheques of Rs 1.86 million to three major hospitals in district Khyber to provide free medical assistance to the deserving patients, officials said.

Merged tribal districts Zakat committee chairman Ihsanullah Junaidi visited Landikotal headquarters hospital, Jamrud civil hospital and Dogra hospital in Bara in district Khyber. He handed over a cheque of Rs0.5 million to Landikoral headquarters hospital medical superintendent, Rs0.3 million cheque to Bara while Rs0.2.86 million cheque handed over to Jamrud hospital.

Talking to media here in the Landikotal press club Ihsanullah Junaidi said that as per rules the hospitals would spend the given amount for free medical treatment of poor patients. He said local Zakat committee members and MS of the respective hospitals have the authority to select or reject a patient’s application for medical assistance.

Junaidi said in the next 12 months Rs35 million more would be distributed among deserving people in district Khyber. He said 2654 poor people in district Khyber would benefit of the amount.