Land acquired for medical institution in capital: Saira


Islamabad—Minister for National Health Services, Saira Afzal Tarar has said the government has started working on establishment of state-of-the-art medical institution in the federal capital. Around 237 kanals of land has been allocated in Park Road Islamabad area for this purpose by the government. The land is in close proximity with National Institute of Health and Health Service Academy.
She was talking to Chief Executive, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain Maj Gen Dr Shaikh Salman bin Ateytallah Al Khalifa in Bahrain.
The minister said CDA has given final approval for land acquisition and the cost will be paid by the government. She added a summary has been initiated by Ministry of National Health Services to secure finances for acquisition of the land.
She said that the institution of learning that is being gifted by Bahrain would produce quality professionals who would serve ailing humanity. She said Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al-Khalifa and her delegation visited Ministry of National Health Services to discuss the project. She was also shown the land allocated for the project in Islamabad and an MoU was executed with the Kingdom of Bahrain after detailed deliberations between the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs of both countries.
She said that after signing of MoU, three committees were constituted included oversight committee for construction of the nursing university, technical committee for curriculum development and other educational matters and legal committee to deal with all legal issues related to the project.
She said that the Prime Minister is keen to initiate the project at the earliest. “We are looking at an early date for ground breaking of this project and would request high level participation from the Bahrain side.”