LANDI KOTAL— The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will hire more than 1300 doctors on contractual basis to fight spreading coronavirus outbreak.

During a visit to the Shah Kas Levies Centre here, the Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said the KP Public Service Commission had approved the recruitment of 635 more doctors, who would join the province`s health force soon to ensure better care for the people during the current coronavirus pandemic.

During his visit, the chief minister inspected quarantine and isolation areas in the Landi Kotal District Headquarters Hospital and Shah Kas Levies Centre and found arrangements to be satisfactory.

The chief minister said the capacity of quarantine and isolation facilities would be increased if the number of coronavirus cases surged.

The chief minister said the appointment of doctors on contractual basis had been made to tackle the emergency-like situation in different cities and towns, while teams of new health volunteers would be made in the next few days to provide the best possible facilities to the affected people in the province.

Praising the Pakistan Army, Federal Disaster Management Authority and Provincial Disaster Management Authority for helping establish 400-bed quarantine and isolation facilities in Khyber tribal district for coronavirus cases, he said more collective and coherent efforts would be required to combat coronavirus both at provincial and national levels.

Mr Mahmood renewed appeal to the people for adopting protective measures and following official guidelines to protect themselves from the virus and said the people`s support was extremely vital to win the war against Covid-19 in the country.

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