Shahbaz inaugurates two medical colleges

CM also inaugurates a bridge, 4 roads and projects at a medical and degree college.

Express January 19, 2011

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated two new medical colleges in Gujranwala and Sialkot that started their classes on Tuesday.

These two are among the four new colleges that started their academic sessions on Tuesday.

The other two are located in DG Khan and Sahiwal.

The chief minister laid the foundation stone of the new building of Khwaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College in the lawn of Government Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital. He also inaugurated a new bridge at Nullah Aik, and projects at the Government Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Degree College for Women at Pasrur Road and fortification of the spurs of Nullah Bheer.

Sharif said that Khwaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College was just one in a network of medical colleges that the Punjab government aimed at establishing throughout the province.

He said that the medical college will be modelled on the pattern of Shalimar Hospital, Lahore, and that the construction work would be completed during the current year.

During his address, Sharif promised more funds for ongoing development projects in Sialkot and completion of Sialkot-Gujranwala Road.

He said that in addition to the developments grants of MPAs, a sum of Rs700 million would be provided during the current fiscal year.

Earlier, in Gujranwala, he inaugurated the new OPD Block of 10 rooms, at the District Headquarters Hospital.

He also inaugurated four roads including Kashmir Road, Kacha Aimanabad Road, Gondlanwala Road and Sheikhupura Road in Gujranwala.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 19th,  2011.


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