State-of-the-art healthcare facilities in the offing: CM


Says public service core agenda of the Punjab government

Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday disclosed that a 300-bed trauma centre and emergency block will be built over 56 Kanal of land in front of Jinnah Hospital while a 1000-bed hospital will also be built on Ferozpur Road over 123 Kanal of land having a separate 200 beds block for thalassemia patients.

“State-of-the-art facilities will be provided in new emergency block and trauma centres to meet the growing needs of the provincial metropolis.”

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was addressing a meeting held to review progress on healthcare schemes. The meeting also dilated on the provision of sehat insaf cards to the whole of the population in Punjab.

Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Advisor (Health) Muhammad Hanif Pitafi, Principal Secretary to CM, secretaries of finance, P&D, specialized health & medical education, primary & secondary health and others attended the meeting.

The CM issued directions for speedy completion of ongoing projects, saying that three new trauma centres and emergency block will be built in Lahore.

A 200-bed new emergency block will be constructed in the services hospital along with an improvement in medical and building facilities.

He directed to submit the structure plan of the hospital’s emergency block within seven days along with the master plan of doctors and paramedics residences.

The participants deliberated upon the proposal to construct three separate residential towers for doctors and other staff.

The CM directed to expedite work on mother and child hospitals being constructed in far-flung areas to attend to the patients’ medical needs. The mother and child hospitals should be completed according to the timeframe, he continued.

The foundation stone of the mother and child hospital will be laid soon in Attock while the areas have been identified in Rajanpur and Bahawalnagarj districts for this project, he said.

The chief minister also directed for timely completion of the Fatima Jinnah Institute of Dental Sciences Jubilee Town and termed universal health coverage programme a novel step and repeated that every citizen will get universal health insurance.

The citizens of Sahiwal and DG Khan divisions have been provided universal health insurance in the first phase, he said.

No such healthcare programme is introduced by any government as the PTI-led government will provide quality medical facilities at the doorsteps of the people, concluded the CM.

Meanwhile, MNA Haji Imtiaz Ahmed Chaudhry and MPA Muhammad Tariq Tarar from Mandi Bahauddin district called on Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and apprised him of their constituencies’ related problem.

Talking on the occasion, the CM iterated that constituencies related problems are being resolved on priority basis, adding that parliamentarians’ proposals are given importance in devising Rs360 billion district development packages to ensure composite development in the province.

“I am personally monitoring the development schemes as public service is the core agenda of the government, he replied.

I have never been concerned about criticism for the sake of criticism as public service is my passion, the CM recapitulated.

There is no room for negative politics and, regrettably, the opposition has no concrete agenda for the people, stressed Usman Buzdar.

The opposition is disappointed after failure in hoodwinking the people, he remarked. Activating their atrophy politics is the main agenda of the opposition, the CM declared. The politicising of the non-issues has failed at every occasion; he said and resolved that a new record of public service will be set in the next two years.

Haji Imtiaz Ch termed the district development package as unique while Tariq Tarar appreciated that parliamentarians were consulted to devise the package.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar visited the residence of Secretary (Coord) of CM’s Office Socrat Aman Rana for condolence. He offered Fateha for the departed soul and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has sought a report from RPO Bahawalpur about rape-cum-murder of a girl in Minchinabad and directed to early arrest the accused adding that perpetrators of the crime deserve stringent punishment. He also extended sympathies to the heirs.

On the other hand, CM Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of lives due to the falling of a vehicle in a nullah near Gujrat and sought a report from Commissioner Gujranwala about the incident. He also extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs.


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