ISLAMABAD: USAID has decided to establish two 97-bed hospitals each in Gilgit and Baltistan to facilitate locals. USAID officials stated this in a meeting with Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah, here on Saturday. The delegation briefed that the two “ready-made earthquake-proof hospitals” will be installed first in Gilgit by October this year and then in Skardu. They informed that 80 kanals will be required to establish the two hospitals, the allotment of which requires approval of the provincial government. The USAID officials also informed that special electricity plants have also be designed to ensure continuous electric supply to the hospitals. The chief minister assured to extend his complete support in launching these projects and to provide land for the purpose.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2011.
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