Health: Upgrades completed at Nishtar Hospital

Private sector donation helped finance improvements.

Owais Jafri August 04, 2013
Private sector donation helped finance improvements.


Massive upgrades have been completed at Nishtar Hospital.

More than 3,500 patients visit the hospital daily.

Board of Management Chairman Jalaluddin Rumi told The Express Tribune the upgrades had started in October last year.

A lift that can shift three beds to the emergency ward has been installed. The number of beds at the hospital has been increased to 500. Another 100 more beds were expected to be added soon, Rumi said.

“We have also started a computerised card system which will include medical histories of patients,” Rumi said. Rumi said the hospital had received a Rs13 million donation from Habib Bank Foundation for the renovation of the outdoor ward.

“The funding has enabled us to improve our efficiency,” he said. “We researched more than 100 hospitals of the country before we settled for the best outdoor ward equipment available.”

Rumi said the hospital would be able to treat upto 10,000 patients every day with the new technology and the equipment it had acquired.

Multan Commissionaire Syed Ali Murtaza inaugurated the upgrades. He thanked the donors and the provincial government.

Talking to The Express Tribune, he said that health and education were the top priorities of the government.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2013.


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