QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani has said that his government has allocated huge funds in the new budget for improving the health sector in the province.

Talking to tribal elders, local leaders of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party and delegations of people in Pishin on Thursday, the chief minister said the coalition government would provide modern equipment and other medical facilities to hospitals in all major cities of the province.

“Major development projects have been included in the annual development programme keeping in view the needs of all districts. Funds have been allocated for roads, hospitals, educational institutions, water and other projects in each district,” he said.

Mr Alyani visited the Pishin district hospital where health officials apprised him of the issues being faced by them

He directed the authorities concerned to overcome the shortage of medical staff by filling up vacant posts and prepare PC-1 for setting up an intensive care unit in the hospital.

The chief minister inspected the business complex and under-construction bus stand and issued directives for early completion of the project.

He also visited Pishin bypass and said that streetlights should be installed on the bypass and an overhead bridge be constructed for the girls school in the area.

He inspected the under-construction law college building and Yaro Pishin dual-carriage road, where Communications and Works Secretary Noor-ul-Amin briefed him on the projects.

The delegations thanked the chief minister for the ongoing development projects in Pishin district and said this was the first provincial government that had delivered without any political and other considerations in the district.

Provincial ministers Mir Zia Langove, Mir Zahoor Buledi and Mohammad Khan Lehri, Parliamen­tary Secretary Mah Jabeen Sheeran and Adviser to the Chief Minister on Quetta Development Authority Bushra Rind were also present on the occasion.