2,000-bed hospital to be built in Multan, says commissioner

The project will help provide treatment under one roof

Our Correspondent February 11, 2017
A file photo of a hospital. PHOTO: WASEEM NAZIR/EXPRESS

MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to build a 2,000-bed hospital in Multan on the pattern of Nishtar Hospital to provide health facilities to the people of South Punjab. The district government has initiated the paper work for the selection of site and allocation of budget.

This was said by acting Multan Commissioner Nadir Chatha during his visit to Kidney Centre on Friday.

He said after the completion of paperwork, Punjab government would announce the modern medical complex which would be equipped with latest medical facilities.

He maintained hundreds of people would be able to get free treatment under one roof in Kidney Centre. “This will also alleviate the load of Nishtar Hospital,” he added.

He pointed out Kidney Centre, Shehbaz Sharif Hospital and burns unit were made functional where free treatment would be provided to the masses. However, formal inauguration of all these hospitals would be done by the chief minister during his visit to Multan next month, he added. “The provincial government is making effective strategies in the health department,” Nadir added.

On the occasion, the commissioner visited wards of Kidney Centre, operation theatre and blood centre. Officials of building department, finance department and executive director Kidney center accompanied him during his visit. He also sought briefing from the hospital staff regarding the working of Kidney Centre.

He directed the administration of Kidney Centre to plant trees in the surroundings and organise PC-1 for the construction of hostels and residence of doctors and staff. In order to control environmental pollution, the commissioner directed the administration to formulate agreement with the private waste management company for dumping of medical waste.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2017.

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