LAHORE: The Lahore district administration has completed development works of 23 health units while construction activity on another 69 healthcare-related schemes is under way.
The Punjab government has allocated Rs511 million for development works of total 92 schemes of which Rs288 million has already been spent on revamping district health facilities in the provincial capital.
According to a district administration spokesman, these development schemes include seven schemes of district headquarters hospitals (DHQs) and tehsil headquarters hospitals (THQs), five rural health centres (RHCs), two mother and childcare hospitals, one eye clinic, four diagnostics centres, 65 dispensaries and a basic health unit.
The government, he said, had completed construction of new restrooms, sewerage, maintenance of floor and roof and construction of new emergency and gynaecology wards with Rs75 million at the Mian Munshi Hospital.
Two new male and female wards have been constructed in Bilal Gunj Hospital for Rs44 million. Similarly, Lal Quarter Samanabad Hospital has been renovated with Rs2 million.
The government had also constructed a new X-ray room in THQ Raiwind. A new nursing counter, medicine store and boundary wall was being constructed for Rs5.6 million in Government Hospital Shahdara Town.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2017.