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Lahore

December 2, 2016

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‘Four teaching hospitals to be developed’

‘Four teaching hospitals to be developed’

LAHORE

Provincial Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Kh Salman Rafique has said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, four teaching hospitals, Jinnah Hospital Lahore, Allied Hospital Faisalabad, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi and Children Hospital, Multan would be developed as model hospitals.

“This project would cost billions of rupees to the government exchequer,” he said while chairing a meeting held here on Thursday in connection with development of the four teaching hospitals as model hospitals.

According to the plan, the present buildings/infrastructure of the hospitals, sewerage and electricity system would be improved and deficiencies in the plumbing and water supply also be removed and a new look would be given to the hospitals. He said the medical equipment and machinery would be overhauled and new equipment also be provided according to the requirements. 

Secretary Health Najam Ahmed Shah directed that janitorial services, plumbing, laundry and printing work of the hospitals should be completely outsourced. He directed to furnish a report regarding the needs of architectural designing, removing of seepage from the hospitals, changing/repairing electrical wiring, water supply, flooring and cost estimates should be furnished, for this purpose, he directed to constitute a technical committee in which senior officers of C&W Department, Chief Engineering Building, Specialised Healthcare and Technical Experts from IDAP to be included.

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