“Property tax, motor vehicle tax and tax on services are the major sources of provincial income. The development of education is the top priority of the provincial government and a sum of Rs244 billion has been allocated in the new budget for this sector which is 26 percent of the total budget. Similarly, an amount of Rs102 billion will be utilised on the provision of health facilities, which is 10.9 percent of the total budget. A huge amount of Rs7.5 billion is being spent on the provision of free treatment and medicines to the poor and destitute in public sector hospitals of the province,” he added.
According to him, the public sector hospitals are being modernised and also Rs300 million has been reserved for dialysis facilities for poor kidney patients. Medical facilities are available to influential people in the past; however, the present government is ensuring availability of free of cost medicines to the deserving and poor patients. The administrative affairs of government hospitals are being corrected.