LAHORE: Several healthcare projects have been assigned a total of Rs26 billion by Chief Minister Chaudhry PervaizElahi for providing quality healthcare facilities to the people. Accordingly, on Tuesday, the chief minister launched projects worth more than Rs15 billion.
There was a ceremony at the office of the Chief Minister to launch the initiative. A record Rs26 billion was provided to improve health facilities, according to the chief minister, who inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for numerous projects.
It was announced that Nishtar Medical University, Multan, would receive a cyber-knife machine worth Rs1.20 billion.
A linear accelerator machine was granted to Allied Hospital Faisalabad for treating cancer patients. It is also planned to install a linear accelerator machine at Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital, Gujrat, for the treatment of cancer patients at an estimated cost of Rs1.30 billion.
Punjab’s CM announced the construction of a new cardiology hospital and the provision of modern cardiology equipment. Meanwhile, 200 additional beds were being added to the Institute of Cardiology Wazirabad for Rs5 billion. Heart patients also received gamma camera electrophysiology equipment and transit time flowmeters.
He cited Rs385 million as the cost of acquiring the land for the expansion of the Institute of Cardiology Wazirabad. Patients at PIC Lahore will be supplied with medicines through a pharmacy, he said.
The Institute of Cardiology, Lahore was undergoing the installation of a CT angiography machine and a gamma camera (thallium scan). Moreover, at the cost of Rs6 billion, the Chaudhry Anwar Ali Cheema Institute of Cardiology was established in Sargodha.
It cost Rs700 million to provide a CT angiography machine and gamma camera (thallium scan) to the Chaudhry PervaizElahi Institute of Cardiology in Bahawalpur. Lady Willingdon Hospital, Lahore, is constructing a 200-bed mother and child block for Rs5 billion.