The Health Department on Wednesday approved a Rs120 million spending on the newly constructed district teaching hospital.
According to a department spokesperson, the 621-bed hospital will be provided with the latest treatment facilities. He said free medicines would be given to patients at the emergency ward.
He said the hospital would serve people from Khushab, Mianwali, Chiniot, Jhang, Silanwali, Sahiwal and Mandi Bahauddin.
Rs2.9b for University of Sargodha
Also on Wednesday, a Rs2.9 billion funding was approved for the development and completion of ongoing projects of the University of Sargodha.
The budget was approved in a meeting presided over by Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Akram Chaudhry. The VC informed the meeting participants about future projects. Several appointments at the university’s colleges, including the medical college, the University College of Agriculture (UCA) and engineering colleges, were also approved in the meeting.
The syndicate also approved PhD theses of three scholars- Jamshad Akbar from the Chemistry Department, Irfan Mustafa from the Zoology Department, and Saba Tabassum of the UCA.
Higher Education Commission representative Javaid Khan, BISE (Sargodha) Chairman Bashir Ahmad, Faculty of Agriculture Dean Mohammad Afzal, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Dean Zahoorul Hassan Dogar, and UCA Principal Zafar Iqbal were also present.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2013.