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CM orders completing all 40 projects within deadlines

Mohsin Naqvi instructed the rapid completion of projects

By Our Correspondent
January 06, 2024
Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi addresses an event. — Radio Pakistan/File
Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi addresses an event. — Radio Pakistan/File     

LAHORE:Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Friday ordered completing all welfare-oriented projects, according to their timeframe, while chairing a meeting to review the progress of the 40 priority schemes at Planning and Development (P&D).

Highlighting specific hospitals, Mohsin Naqvi instructed the rapid completion of projects in Mayo, Jinnah, Services, Lady Willingdon, Nishtar-II Multan and the cardiology institute in DG Khan.

The meeting also reviewed progress on revamping Allied Hospital in Faisalabad, Ganga Ram, and Holy Family in Rawalpindi, Allama Iqbal Hospital in Sialkot, LGH and Bahawal Victoria Hospital.

Planning and Development chairman briefed on the progress through drone footage. Addressing concerns about the delay in Fatima Jinnah Dental Institute since 2007, the CM urged to expedite the completion without further delays. He mentioned that the 1,370-bed Lahore Children's Hospital is the biggest medical facility.

Meanwhile, Mayo Cancer Hospital in Manawan will be opened to the general public on January 20, and the biogas plant in Gujjar Colony would be completed on January 31, he added. Expressing concern over delays in projects related to Lahore Zoo and Safari Park, Mohsin Naqvi directed swift actions to address the issues and suggested increasing the workforce during night shifts to expedite project completion. He also mentioned completing the hospital management information system in 22 hospitals by January 31.

The CM called for concerted efforts to bring all 40 projects to completion within the set deadlines. He insisted on maintaining quality in every project, emphasising that there would be no compromise on quality. The CM asked provincial ministers and secretaries to inspect projects' progress twice a day and conduct night time monitoring to assess work pace.

The chief minister stressed the importance of completing development projects on time, stating that not only does it save resources, but it also ensures immediate benefits for the general public. Meanwhile, the chief minister disclosed plans to establish a cutting-edge laboratory near the main entrance of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), while chairing a meeting of PIC's board of directors, and emphasised the need to expedite actionable measures to address the shortage of surgeons.

The CM thanked the team members for their round-the-clock efforts as the task was impossible in a short span of six weeks. He announced improving FOPIC's emergency, adding that the staying facility was also being built in collaboration with the federal minister Gohar Ijaz and FOPIC.