Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the groundwork for a New Emergency Department of PIMS Hospital and a 300-Bed Hospital in Sector G-13.
The 300-bed Jinnah hospital in G-11/3 will be the federal capital’s first public-sector hospital since 1985 to meet the needs of the city’s growing population.
The plan is to have a new 200-bed accident and emergency centre at Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) and another 300-bed Jinnah Hospital in Sector G-11/3.
At this moment, PM’s Adviser on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said the new PIMS emergency ward and Jinnah Hospital would be the state-of-the-art centres of healthcare. He also pointed out towards the issue that Islamabad is the fastest-growing city in the country.
The population of the federal capital has more than doubled in the ten years from 2010 to 2020, he said, adding that the city’s lack of hospitals has overburdened facilites and the healthcare infrastructure. “The [Jinnah] hospital was designed by an American architect who specializes in hospital architecture.”
PM Imran also stated that the decision to build the emergency department at PIMS was made in response to a surprise visit he made to the facility shortly after taking office.
“During a previous visit to PIMS, I found the condition of the emergency ward to be very poor,” he said, adding that proper medical care is the bare minimum that the government must provide for its citizens.
PM Imran claimed that no other government had done as much work in the health sector as they had, and he emphasized the health card initiative. He also lauded his government’s single curriculum initiative.
The prime minister expressed satisfaction that the quality medical facilities at PIMS and Jinnah Hospital would facilitate the growing population and the new setup would supplement the existing healthcare facilities and would also aid in reducing the burgeoning load of patients in Islamabad and the suburbs.
The premier thanked the overseas Pakistanis for sponsoring the architectural designs of the PIMS emergency section.