Lahore- ThePunjabgovernment has proposed an allocation of Rs44.63 billion for Health sector during the financial year 2013-14 as against Rs35.67 billion in FY 2012-13.

In the FY 2013-14, allocation for hospital services has been increased to Rs42.9 billion as against Rs32.8 billion in the outgoing fiscal year.

Punjab Government will provide Rs1.59 billion for Health Administration and Rs139 million for Public Health Services. As a separate financing item, the Punjab Government has made Rs3 billion available under Punjab Millennium Development Goals Programme.

 

 

To encourage district government to spend at least 30 per cent of their health sector budget on provision of medicines and purchase of necessary equipment, government will provide additional conditional grant of Rs 500 million for this purpose.

The Punjab Government has also proposed a meagre allocation of Rs 1.48 billion for upgradation of major hospitals inSouth Punjabincluding Children’s Hospital Multan, Nishter Hospital Multan andBahawalpur Victoria HospitalBahawalpurand establishment of Sheikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan.

The Punjab Government has allocated Rs 200 million for upgrading DHQ Hospitals in Sahiwal,Gujranwala,Sialkotand D G Khan to teaching hospitals.