PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided in principle to bifurcate the health and agriculture departments into two separate administrative departments each in order to further strengthen them.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan while agreeing in principle to the proposed plan for the bifurcation of these two departments has directed the quarters concerned to submit final proposals to this effect to the provincial cabinet for consideration.
He has also directed the concerned authorities to complete the ongoing reform process in other provincial departments as well further directing them to submit a report on the progress made so far in this regard.
The meeting was briefed about various proposals and other related matters for the proposed bifurcation of health and agriculture departments.
As per the preliminary plan, it has been proposed to bifurcate the health department into Primary Healthcare Department and Secondary and Tertiary Healthcare Department and similarly the Agriculture Department into Agriculture Department and Livestock Department.