Mother & Child Block to be completed by 2022

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Third party evaluation of project being undertaken

Staff Reporter

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday said that third party evaluation of Mother and Child Block at Ganga Ram Hospital (GRH) is being undertaken, saying that the project will be completed within deadline. “It is 650 bed state-of-the-art facility and will be made functional by June 2022.”

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid was speaking during a visit to the site of under construction Mother and Child Block at Ganga Ram Hospital here on Monday.

Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof Dr Amir Zaman, MS Ganga Ram Dr Ehteshamul Haq, Project Director Prof Javed Chaudhry and other officials were also present on the occasion.

The FJMU VC and Project Director gave a detailed briefing to the Health Minister. The minister reviewed progress and pace of work at different sections and later chaired a meeting of all officials.

Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Amir Jan, Additional Secretary Dr Asif Tufail, officials of NESPAK, Wasa and other departments gave presentations to the minister.

The health minister said the project will help save thousands of lives as a lot of mothers lose lives during deliveries.

“As per vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan top quality facilities will be provided to mothers and children”, she declared, adding that no one thought of increasing the number of hospitals with increasing in population.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke of mother and child health in his first speech. Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar is personally monitoring progress on these projects”, she informed and added that healthcare facilities are prime priority of the government.

“Latest MIS system will be introduced in Mother and Child block and it will be linked with Teaching Hospitals. As many as 13 Operation Theatres will be set up and the block will be run on solar energy.”

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