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December 11, 2019

Separate beds in KP hospitals for transgenders

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December 11, 2019

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has reserved 74 separate beds for transgenders at government hospitals across the province, implementing the transgender Protection Act 2018. An official communique said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the first province, where separate beds have been allocated in government hospitals for transgenders.

Previously, the facility was available to the transgender community only in public sector hospitals of the federal capital, it added. As per the Transgender Protection Act 2018, five beds will be allotted to transgender persons in Medical Teaching Institutes, four in Category A and B hospitals and three beds in Category C.

The Health Department has so far allotted 74 separate beds at 19 hospitals in 15 districts of the province, while another 124 beds will be allotted in rest of public sector hospitals.