The Health Department has started procurement of medical equipment and machinery for Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology (WIC). Interviews for hiring staff for the hospital will start on August 12.
A Health Department spokesman said that Rs1 billion had been spent on the project so far. He said another Rs134 million had been allocated for its completion. “The outdoor patients department will start operating on October 1, 2014. The indoor patients department will become functional in January 2015,” the spokesman said.
He said that Health Secretary Dr Ejaz Muneer had chaired a meeting to review the progress of the WIC project.
“The WIC and the Mayo Hospital Surgical Tower projects are at the top of the government’s priority list,” he said. He said the Surgical Tower was almost complete and Rs300 million would be spent on the project during 2014.
“The health secretary has directed the officials concerned to expedite the completion of the tower.
Upon its completion, all surgical wards/operation theatres of Mayo Hospital will be shifted there,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2014.