The work on construction of three new and major hospitals is set to begin in the federal capital, which will help revamp Islamabad’s health system.
The announcement was made by Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umer while addressing a public gathering in Jhangi Syedan.
“In the last 40 years, not a single major government hospital was built in Islamabad. Now, three new and major hospitals are about to be constructed in Islamabad,” the minister said.
According to details, the capital administration plans the extension of Federal Government Services Hospital, known as Polyclinic, in G-11. The groundbreaking of the new hospital in G-11 sector would be held soon.
Furthermore, Umer mentioned the construction of Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Tramri and a “new tower” costing billions of rupees would be built at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims).
During his speech, the minister presented an overview of the development projects being carried out by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government in the capital.
The minister said previously there was only one basic health centre (BHC) in eight rural union councils of Islamabad. Presently, he said, work on four BHCs had started, adding that he had inaugurated the work on one of the BHCs in Sarai Kharbooza earlier in the day.
He said the groundbreaking of two more BHCs in Jhangi Syedan would be held next month.