New laws also are aimed at curbing drug use and smuggling.

A viral video showing a polio worker wade through deep snow to vaccinate children has drawn praise for the 'unsung heroes' seeking to eradicate the disease.

The programme, launched in KP two years ago, is being expanded to provide free health care to 80 million Pakistanis living under the poverty line.

Current efforts are part of a series of aid and development projects worth $500 million that started in 2007 under the Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme.

The trauma centres will serve the communities in North and South Waziristan, especially those that have suffered from physical and mental impacts of terrorism.

The purpose of the provincial Blood Donors Corner is to create a list of blood donors that is readily available to help in case of a terrorist attack or another emergency.

Government authorities and religious scholars on both sides of the border are working to counter anti-vaccination propaganda and end the preventable disease.

The 120-bed facility has 50 reserved beds for burn and trauma patients, who previously had to travel outside the province to receive treatment.

The tax was recommended by the World Health Organisation; any proceeds from it will go to improving public health.

The Medical Transplant Regulatory Authority (MTRA), which was established early this year, seeks to curb illegal organ transplants and oversee hospitals that undertake the transplants.