CM inaugurates Rs8.65b new emergency, trauma center project of Jinnah hospital

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Meets PTI leader Farrukh Habib

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi inaugurated the construction work of the 256-bedded new emergency and trauma center of Jinnah Hospital by pressing a button on Wednesday. Provincial Specialised Healthcare Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid and Secretary Ahmad Javed Qazi gave a briefing about the Rs.8.65 billion project.

In addition to allocating beds for accidents and other emergencies, 24 beds will be allocated for cardiac emergencies, and 48 for surgical and allied emergencies. The trauma center and a new emergency were required to deal with the rush of patients while diagnostic services, including cath lab, pathology, radiology and pharmacy, will also be available in the new emergency, the CM said and mentioned that the lift, ramp, wheelchair, stretcher and other facilities were being provided for the convenience of patients and their attendants. The seven-storey emergency block and trauma center project would be completed within the stipulated period and all the medicines will be provided free of cost in the emergency, he added and appreciated that Dr Yasmin Rashid and her team were burning the midnight oil to provide quality healthcare facilities to the patients.

Provincial Ministers Mohsin Leghari, Latif Nazar, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Finance Secretary Mujahid Sherdil, CEO IDAP, DG Protocol, DGPR Rao Parvez Akhtar, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College, MS Jinnah Hospital, Chairman BoM Allama Iqbal Medical College, member BoM Barrister Sahibzada Muzaffar, Prof Masood Rashid and others were also present. Meanwhile, Former federal minister and PTI leader Farrukh Habib called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and discussed matters of mutual interest.

The CM noted that the alliance with the PTI was getting stronger with every passing moment and added that the designs of the propagandists would be frustrated. Politics is like worshipping but some elements have turned it into a business, he said and added that the nation was watching how deals of conscience were being made.

He asserted that the government was more than determined to counter the unconstitutional tactics of the opposition. PML-N was following the agenda of anarchy while we advanced a goal of public service, he added and maintained that every city has been made part of the development process. No area would be deprived of development, he concluded.