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The first ever Burn and Trauma Centre will start functioning in Peshawar by the end of this month.

A spokesman of Provincial Government said that the centre spread over 20 kanal land. It is being completed at a cost of Rs 2.6 billion under the assistance of the USAID.

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USAID had announced to provide the amount for completing construction work on burns and trauma centre. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had inked an agreement in this regard in January this year.

The spokesman said the centre has 120 beds and other necessary facilities.

Prof Tahir, who is also head of the Plastic Surgery Department at the Hayatabad Medical Complex, had said in an interview that besides recruitment of the staff the provincial government would also provide Rs200 million for maintenance of the centre every year.

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