The residents of the cantonment areas affirmed their support for the establishment of Raheel Sharif General and Dental Hospital (RSGDH) during a public hearing at the Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) office.
They called for the immediate construction of the healthcare facility, declaring it the need of the hour.
The public hearing was presided over by Environmental Protection Department Deputy Director Muhammad Amin Baig on Saturday.
It was informed that the healthcare facility would be free of environmental pollution. It will also have the latest medical waste disposal machines.
There will also be eye, nose, ear, throat, medical, neurology, kidney, and bone departments besides a large parking area.
The new hospital will be built next to the city's largest amusement park, Ayub Park, on an area measuring100 kanals near Soan Bridge.
The new hospital will have five-storeys and 100 beds at the initial stage. However, in the second phase, the number of beds will be increased to 300. The RSGDH will benefit a population of 500,000 people and its construction work will start from the beginning of the next year.
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