Govt to im­prove health fa­cil­i­ties in the Cap­i­tal

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The fed­eral govern­ment is work­ing on projects to build more hospi­tals and im­prove health fa­cil­i­ties for cit­i­zens of ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas of Is­lam­abad. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial sources, the govern­ment has planned a 1200-bed hos­pi­tal in Is­lam­abad to cater to long stand­ing de­mand of the peo­ple for qual­ity health-care fa­cil­ity in the cap­i­tal.

Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif has ap­proved the 1200 bed hos­pi­tal pro­ject. Twenty acres of land at Kuri road will be al­lo­cated for the said pur­pose. Nec­es­sary di­rec­tions have been is­sued to the Min­istry of Health to ini­ti­ate the process of ac­quir­ing the land.

The Agha Khan Foun­da­tion will pro­vide free of cost tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance in the pro­ject, which would have 600 beds for spe­cial­ized care units. An­other pro­ject is a state of the art can­cer hos­pi­tal for the fed­eral cap­i­tal dur­ing the cur­rent fis­cal year.

Steps are also be­ing taken to ex­pand ca­pac­ity of Pak­istan In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences (PIMS) and Poly­clinic hos­pi­tal.

The new projects are nec­es­sary to re­duce work­load on main hospi­tals; Pak­istan In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences (PIMS) and Fed­eral Govern­ment Poly­clinic.

PIMS has been cater­ing to about 10,000 pa­tients on av­er­age from Is­lam­abad, Khy­berPakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gil­gitBaltistan, Azad Jammu and Kash­mir and up­per Pun­jab.

Poly­clinic will be ex­panded within months as the CDA has given pos­ses­sion of about 20 kanal to the hos­pi­tal where pre­vi­ously Ar­gentina Park was lo­cated.

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