Islamabad: The Govt. of Pakistan decides to build a cancer hospital in Islamabad. It will come with the state-of-the-art medical facilities.
Prime Minister Imran Khan headed a meeting with the health department personnel in Islamabad. The agenda of the meeting was the health reforms so far taken in Islamabad, Punjab and KPK. The meeting was held in PM’s office Islamabad.
The Health Secretary dawns upon the health action plan. He said that the health conditions remained very disappointing in Pakistan for the last 55 years. He further adds, in all Islamabad hospitals, there are only 2000 beds for the patients. However, the government has a revised Capital Health Strategy to double the capacity of the beds and take it to 4000 within 5 years.
The health secretary also includes the details; a cancer hospital with modern health technologies is the requirement of the hour in Islamabad. Thus, the Govt. has planned to set up a state-of-the-art cancer hospital here. It will come with 200 beds capacity.
Even more, the government will set up a general hospital in Tarlai that will come with a capacity of 200 beds, three more hospitals in Bara Koh, Tarnol and Rawat with 120 beds for mother and child care. The Government is also considering upgrading the pre-existing BHUs and RHUs by June 2020.
The Health Minister further says that the health department is recruiting professionals in hospitals. Moreover, there are some plans to establish the nursing and medical science universities in the cosmopolitan city of Pakistan.
KP Health Minister, Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan elaborates the reforms, the government has introduced within the last 100 days.
He mentioned Sehat Insaf Cards’ expansion, 95% coverage of Pakistanis from Measles, evaluation of health facilities in hospitals, improved policies on medicines, free care programs for 0.5 million patients.