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LAHORE: Expressing her severe indignation over incurring Rs 4 billion losses to the government exchequer in the Murree hospital project, Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif said, it is highly heart-rending and deplorable to impede provision of health facilities to the people during the previous government’s tenure.

“It is our duty to safeguard people’s money and we cannot permit its loss,” she said, adding: “We want to establish state-of-the-art health facilities for the people in every district. We will provide high quality treatment facilities to the common man.”

While presiding over a special meeting with regard to health reforms, the Chief Minister censured over not paying attention during the previous tenure of government to address health issues.

It was decided in the meeting to undertake legal action over causing Rs4 billion loss to the government exchequer during the previous government’s tenure. The proposal, to establish a medical college with the help of public-private partnership in Attock, Mianwali, Vehari, Bhakar and Jhelum, was reviewed.

A comprehensive briefing was given on the construction, rehabilitation of hospitals; ‘Clinic on Wheel’ free medicines and other matters along with undertaking health reforms and other affairs were reviewed during the meeting.

The CM ordered early completion of 2500 BHUs and 300 RHCs upgradation projects. She directed to undertake prompt measures for the establishment of a new hospital in Murree.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif directed to ensure provision of angiography machines in Jhelum, Attock, Mianwali, Murree, Sahiwal and Sialkot.

Senator Perviaz Rasheed, Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Auranzeb, Information Minister Azma Zahid Bokhari, Provincial Ministers for SHC&ME Khawaja Salman Rafiq, P&SHC Khawaja Imran Nazir, MPA Sania Ashiq, Chief Secretary and other officials participated in the meeting.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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Nadeem Ashraf May 09, 2024 10:01pm
Thanks Sir,my request please built medical college project launch in the Vehari
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