GILGIT: The Federal Government has released second installment of Rs170 million for construction of a state of the art cancer hospital to provide inexpensive and quick treatment to patients of Gilgit Baltistan.
According to official documents a total of Rs340 million were released for this hospital during current fiscal year.
Under the aegis of Atomic Energy Commission of Pakistan, the hospital would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs2.24b in Gilgit Baltistan aimed at providing inexpensive and quality treatment to provide facilities to patients after being diagnosed with cancer diseases.
The project would be completed in three years for which Rs850million were allocated in the federal budget 2017-18. In September last, the first installment of Rs170 million was released while the second installment of another Rs170 million was also released now, paving way for construction of this much awaited project.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2017.