The government has planned to upgrade Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) hospital with the addition of more state-of-the-art facilities for patients. According to an official of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), a 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.
He said that the proposal was made under the direction of the Prime Minister for up-gradation of government health facilities in the federal capital.
He said that the government was also working on extension of Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) hospital and for the said purpose a land piece of 2.54 acres adjacent to FGPC has been allocated. He added possession of the land has been taken from Capital Development Authority (CDA) and now feasibility study will be started soon and construction of new building will be started accordingly.
The official said that after the said construction, the bed capacity will be increased from 545 existing to 1100 and allocation of Rs. 100 million as token allocation has been made in the PSDP of current financial year (2016-17). He said that all diagnostic facilities would be made available at the hospital. Similarly, the patients provided treatment during the year 2015-16 included out-patients in morning at the hospital was 1.012 million, out-patients in evening 0.128 million, emergency services 0.257 million, dispensaries and centres OPDs 0.432 million and vaccination and immunization services 25,735 patients, he added.