162 health projects to be completed before June in Punjab

Children hospitals will be constructed at Mianwali, Attock, Layyah, Rajanpur and Bahawalnagar

Our Correspondent January 18, 2022


Punjab is all set to complete 162 development schemes before June 2022, said Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid while chairing a meeting at the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Imran Sikander Baloch, Special Secretary Saleha Saeed, Special Secretary Development, Additional Secretary Admin Saira Omar, Dr Akhtar Rasheed, Dr Naeem Majeed, Amir Hussain Ghazi, representatives of IDAP and other officials. The Health Minister reviewed progress on fresh hiring in the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department and South Punjab, Prime Minister Health Initiative, Mobile Health Units and Mother and Child Hospitals. Secretary P&SHD Imran Sikander Baloch shared the status of the ongoing recruitment drive and the progress on development initiatives.

The health minister said, “the up-gradation of public sector health facilities under the Prime Minister Health Initiative is in accordance largely with timelines.

By June 2022, 162 schemes will be completed. The projects inching closer to completion are mother and child hospitals, development schemes, balance work of revamping of THQs and DHQs, revamping of all THQs, trauma centres and other schemes.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2022.


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