DERA GHAZI KHAN: Punjab government’s plan for setting up a cardiology centre in Dera Ghazi Khan has been hanging in the balance for over a year due to the negligence on the part of the revenue department.
Officials told The Express Tribune the Punjab government had allocated a land for establishing a cardiology centre for heart patients. For the purpose, around 20-canal land, which remained illegally occupied for the last 49 years, was allocated for the project. The Punjab government had provided Rs60 million for the project in the first installment but despite the passage of one year the revenue department has not transferred the land to health department.
Thus, the construction on the 50-bed facility has not been started as yet.
They said the Town Municipal Administration (TMA) had demolished an illegal construction on the land a year ago but the work on health facility could not start and it is feared the fund will lapse.
Dera Ghazi Khan Teaching Hospital Medical Superintendent Moosa Kaleem said as soon as the revenue department will transfer the land to health department, the construction of cardiology centre will commence.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 19th, 2016.