Capital’s basic healthcare units to be upgraded

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—The government has planned to upgrade all basic healthcare units in rural areas of the federal capital to reduce workload on Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) hospital. According to an official of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), the proposal was made on the direction of the Prime Minister for up-gradation of government health facilities in the federal capital.
He said that the government will also improve the existing services at PIMS and FGPC as both hospitals were providing health services to the residents of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, their adjoining areas, Northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that a proposed PC-1 for construction of new self contained specialty block in PIMS comprising a 50-bed burn centre, an improved mother and child centre, new 200-bed gynecology centre and a new 100-bed trauma centre on the model of Punjab.
He added a new OPD of 150 consulting rooms catering for at least 3,000 consultations per day, a 200-bed Children’s Hospital new block, with a 50-bed central ICU and a new operation theatre complex will also be part of the project.

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