Polyclinic lacks surgical, diagnostic facilities

Islamabad—Leading public sector hospital of the capital, Polyclinic is without facility for surgeries of neurological, paediatric and cardiac patients and diagnostic facilities of CT scan and MRI machines.
An official of the hospital told APP here that Polyclinic hospital is in need of expansion to deal with 7000-8000 patients coming to its Outpatient Department every day.
However, the hospital cannot provide state of the art surgical and diagnostic facilities to patients because it lacks space to install CT scan and MRI machines, he added.
The hospital has an expansion plan and it will use 2.54 acres land of nearby Argentina Park. The plan is to build a five-storey hospital building with capacity of 1100 beds.
Polyclinic was built in 1966 to deal with 500 patients per day in the Outpatient Department but nowadays thousands of patients visit the hospital for treatment.
The project has been facing hurdles as in 2015, the high court on the petition of a lawyer stayed the hospital’s expansion on the land of Argentina Park.
The Cabinet and CADD ministry had approved the project and the park’s land had been acquired for the purpose.—APP

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