PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan distributed cheques of financial assistance under shuhada package among the heirs of four front line health workers who lost their lives due to Covid-19 in the line of duty.

The cheques distribution ceremony was held at Chief Minister’s House on Thursday with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan as chief guest. It was attended by Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Secretary Health Imtiaz Hussain Shah and others. A total of 14 front line health workers’ families have been provided compensation so far. Under the shuhada package heirs of each front line health worker are being provided with Rs 7.00 million.

Mahmood Khan while paying tribute to the services and sacrifices of doctors and other health workers rendered during the pandemic said that front line health workers sacrificed their lives in order to save the lives of others, adding that their services and sacrifices for humanity would be remembered for ever. The chief minister added that the incumbent provincial government highly appreciated and valued the services of health workers they were rendering in the prevailing corona situation.