Punjab’s Health Budget Increased By 27pc

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar asked the authorities concerned that the Nishtar Hospital-2 project in Multan should be completed first.

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According to Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, there has been a 27% increase in the health sector budget, along with numerous other health projects in remote areas during the ongoing fiscal year.

The minister was presiding over a meeting of the Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department held at his office on Friday. The meeting was done so to review the progress made by the department on health projects. The chief minister said every possible effort will be made for the betterment of the health sector.

He regretted that the backward areas had often been neglected in the past. The incumbent government was following the policy of development in every sector.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar asked the authorities concerned that the Nishtar Hospital-2 project in Multan should be completed first. He said that he’d visit the hospital site during his next visit to Multan District. The budget for the hospital is Rs.8 billion.

The hospital’s construction will be completed next year, and the matters of the Institute of Cardiology, in Dera Ghazi Khan will also be settled as soon as possible. At the same time, a new building of Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan would be constructed at a cost of Rs.6 billion.
Usman Buzdar ordered for expediting work on the project. The building of the hospital in Gujranwala would also be completed soon.

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