Islamabad: Citizens on Sunday demanded the concerned authorities to immediately start construction work on the Federal Government Polyclinic extension project to facilitate patients with additional medical services.
According to them, there should be no further delay in the extension work as the hospital is catering to the needs of a large number of people and the present building does not have the capacity to fulfil the requirements of all. They said with the completion of expansion plan, more facilities will be available for patients and the hospital will offer modern healthcare equipment. Aleem Khan, a citizen said that the Polyclinic is situated in the centre of the city and asked the authorities concerned to take immediate steps for its up-gradation to serve the patients.
He said due to limited space and lack of facilities, patients have been facing a lot of problems including limited beds, limited emergency staff and other employees of the hospital besides medical equipment. Another patient, Imran Khalil said the authorities concerned should avoid further delay in the project as it was the dire need to start work on hospital extension plan keeping in view the patients burden. He said that the incumbent government should take action against those who are intentionally delaying the hospital extension plan. He said that extension project will ensure better health facilities at hospital for patients.
When contacted an official from the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination said that the government is planning vertical and horizontal extension of the FGPC hospital, in a purpose built structure.