Build PIMS like hospital in Quetta

IN the aftermath of Quetta terrorist attack, lawyers throughout the country are not only protesting but also boycotting courts. Of course, they are trying to highlight the need for more security and vigilance but that is what the Governmental authorities and agencies are trying to do and it is not understandable what benefits the black-coat community wants to derive from its strategy to boycott the courts except to create more problems for litigants, who already have grievances against bench and the bar for inordinate delays in disposal of cases.
However, the large-scale casualties in Quetta blast have underlined the need to build a major health facility in the Provincial capital to cater for medical treatment of the injured in future. This is because many of the seriously injured had to be evacuated to Karachi or other hospitals of the country for proper treatment and surgeries, the facility for which was not available in Quetta. This is shameful as we have been telling people for decades about initiation of developmental projects in Balochistan and for this purpose the successive governments announced special packages and incentives as well. However, the latest incident exposed these claims as there were even no basic health facilities for people of the Province. Therefore, there is urgent need for building of a PIMS like medical facility in Quetta. The Prime Minister may announce such a plan without loss of further time in view of the fact that Balochistan and its capital Quetta are destined to become focus of development and human activities especially in the backdrop of implementation of a number of projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). We believe that apart from hospitals, there is also need for establishment of medical universities and other medical training institutions to equip the local population with latest skills.

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