Commissioner expands health sector to provide medical facilities

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Commissioner Multan division, Ashfaq Ahmad Chaudhry, said that the health sector was being expanded to provide medical facilities to the citizen He said that Nishtar hospital was bearing burden of patients from across the South Punjab saying that hospital equipped with latest facilities was top prior-ity of provincial government.

Commissioner expressed these views during sur-prise visit to Nishtar hospital here on Wednesday. He reviewed the wards, operation theatre, ongoing development projects in the hospital. He ordered officials to complete all the development schemes on time and to make quality as standard in the com-pletion of schemes. VC Nishtar University Professor Dr. Rana Altaf said that Nishtar hospital doesn’t refuse any patient and patients are being treated beyond the capacity of 1700 beds.

Last year, 869,769 patients were treated outdoors, 601,530 patients were treated indoors. Pharmacy college is being inaugurated and classes are being started in Nishtar soon, he informed. Work on the Mother and Child Care hospital at a cost of Rs 200 was going on rapidly. Completion of Nishtar II will help reduce the patient’s burden on Nishtar hospital. The tender process for the children’s burn center to be built at a cost of Rs 175 million has started. The tender process for the purchase of important equip-ment and supplies for the mortuary has started at a cost of Rs 30.625 million.

A 110-bedded institute for blood diseases has been approved in the annual development program this year and Rs 300 million have been allocated for this institute this year. About Rs 200 million have been allocated in ADP for the center for eye diseases.—APP

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