ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to release an amount of Rs 18 billion for completion of various development projects in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
According to an official of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CAAD), feasibility report has been prepared and the said amount will be released soon in order to improve the healthcare facilities at PIMS.
He said that besides other areas, the amount will also be utilized to upgrade the burn care center of the hospital and more facilities will be provided to the centre.
He said that with this allocation, people will get best facilities at the hospital. He said that the amount will also be used to upgrade different wards, the functioning of liver transplant unit and upgradations of different departments including OPDs of the hospital.
He said that 49 vacant posts of consultants and physicians in PIMS pertain to direct appointment quota, have been advertised in the press on September 1, 2016 for recruitment and recruitment against these posts was under process.
He said that the promotion cases were also under process against the promotion quota posts while 143 additional posts of consultants and physicians were under process to meet the requirements of increasing number of patients in the hospital.
He said that presently 584 postgraduate paid trainees doctors have been working with PIMS and their monthly stipend has been enhanced from Rs 50,000 to Rs 73,000 by the Finance Division.
The official said that the cabinet meeting has also approved construction of 46 hospitals in all four provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan to ensure the provision of best healthcare facilities for citizens.
He said that Federal Government Polyclinic will be upgraded with the addition of 600 beds while a 200-bed hospital will be constructed in the federal capital.
He added all four federal government hospitals working under the administrative control of the ministry of CAAD will be upgraded with latest facilities.
Originally Published by APP