The Punjab government is introducing green field hospitals scheme through which big hospitals would be established in Punjab with the collaboration of the private sector. In the first phase, first hospital of its kind would be constructed in Lahore having capacity of 500 beds. For this purpose, the government has allocated 40 kanal lands in Johar Town at a prime location. It was stated by Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah while addressing Hospital Road Show in a local hotel, Karachi.
Najam Ahmad Shah said that it would be a first general hospital in Punjab which would be constructed through public private partnership. Chief Executive Office Punjab Health Initiative Management Company Zaheer Abbas Malik and a large number of investors, lenders and operators participated in the Road Show. The secretary Health said Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved the scheme to establish hospitals under green field hospitals project to ensure maximum health facilities to the masses.—APP