Punjab added 8350 new beds in govt hospitals in 1-year: Buzdar

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40,000 students to be given technical edu in TEVTA institutions
Amraiz Khan
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that an increase of 8350 beds has been made in government hospitals of the province in one year period adding that this would facilitate the people in their treatment. He directed to ensure early completion of cardiology institute, Mianwali hospital and Nishtar-II project in Multan adding that up-gradation of emergency of Services Hospital should be completed in one year.
He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting at 90-SQA in which progress on Naya Pakistan Manzaleen Aasan, community development programme and other public welfare schemes were reviewed. In the meeting other administrative and financial matters pertaining to ADP related schemes were also discussed. Addressing the meeting, Usman Buzdar said that four new universities will be established in Punjab along with early completion of six under-construction universities. Similarly, six new special education centres are also being established in the province, he added.
The chief minister said that multi-faceted credit card scheme will be started for the farmers as soon as possible. He informed that Rs1.5 billion have been allocated for the promotion of water and hill tourism. Meanwhile, launch of double-decker bus service will be ensured in Bahawalpur along with start of industrial estate project in Faisalabad, Taunsa and Muzaffargarh.
He said that 40 thousand students will be given technical education in TEVTA institutions. 1733 development schemes are included in phase-I and II of community development programme which will be completed with an amount of Rs.15.9 billion. 174 roads will be repaired under Naya Pakistan Manzaleen Aasan programme while 485 KM long roads are being constructed with an amount of Rs.70 billion.
He said that people will be facilitated due to the construction of Chichawatni-Rajana, Layyah-Taunsa, Shorkot-Jhang, Hasilpur-Bahawalnagar and Depalpur-Vehari roads.
He said that guidelines have been issued for eight public sector projects and 5277 schemes will be completed with an amount of Rs.11.40 billion. The chief minister directed that approval procedure of development schemes should be made simplified as any undue delay in the approval of projects is not tolerable.