Where are the hos­pi­tals?

Pakistan Today (Karachi) - - COMMENT -

SOME months back, the prime min­is­ter had an­nounced that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment would con­struct more than 40 hos­pi­tals to be lo­cated across the coun­try.

As a fol­low up of this much ap­pre­ci­ated an­nounce­ment, the Na­tional Assem­bly was told by the Fed­eral Min­is­ter con­cerned that th­ese would be state-of-the-art hos­pi­tals, es­tab­lished in Pun­jab, Sindh, Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochis­tan, Gil­git-Baltistan, FATA as well as Azad Kash­mir.

Time has passed, but it’s un­known whether con­struc­tion of th­ese hos­pi­tals has been started or not. It’s also un­known how many of th­ese are go­ing to be es­tab­lished and funded by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment in each of the afore-men­tioned re­gions.

If th­ese hos­pi­tals are still at the plan­ning stage, it will be good that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment un­der­takes their con­struc­tion in close co­or­di­na­tion and co­op­er­a­tion with the re­spec­tive would-be-ben­e­fi­ciary gov­ern­ments which are in a much bet­ter po­si­tion to say where th­ese hos­pi­tals are needed most and. MOMINA BI­LAL


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