KOHAT: The government will solarise 40 tubewells annually in the rain-fed areas of Lachi and Gumbat tehsils on public-private partnership to enable the farmers to grow crops and earn their livelihood.

The project would work on the basis of 80 per cent investment by the government and 20 per cent by the farmers.

Talking to this correspondent here on Sunday, Ittefaq Welfare Organisation chairman Esar Bangash said that Engineer Hazratullah had told a meeting that the project also included the installation cost.

According to an official statement, the problem of scarcity of water for irrigation and other purposes would be resolved after completion of the project. It said the income of the farmers would also increase by cultivation of crops.

WORKSHOP: Senior cardiologists have stressed the use of research-based medicines and cardiac catheterisation by doctors for treatment of patients to pre-empt heart attacks.

A statement issued here on Sunday said a team of cardiologists at a workshop called for a cardiac catheterisation laboratory (cath lab) to locate narrowing or blockades in blood vessels and measure oxygen levels in parts of the heart, and see how well the heart pumps blood.

District consultant Abdul Sami welcomed the members at the one-day workshop held at KDA teaching hospital for specialists.

Additional deputy commissioner Bashir Ahmed was chief guest at the event attended by medical superintendents of the KDA and Liaquat memorial hospitals and others.

On this occasion, Dr Nasir said work on cath lab was in the final stages.

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2022

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