LAHORE – Punjab Health Secretary Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan has said that the government was carrying out projects of upgradation of health facilities and establishment of new departments in the public sector hospitals to provide best treatment facilities to the masses.

Chairing a meeting held here Sunday to review the development projects, he said that the construction of trauma centre at DHQ hospital DG Khan has been completed at a cost of Rs 163.4 million and 80 percent medical equipment for the centre have also been procured.

Additional Health Secretary (Development) Usman Moazam, Director General Health Aslam Ch, Additional Secretary Technical Dr Anwar Janjua and other officers concerned attended the meeting. It was informed that the tenders have been invited for purchase of remaining 20 percent medical equipment for the trauma centre.

Jehanzeb further informed that the upgradation of General Hospital Ghulam Muhammadabad Faisalabad was also in the completion phase and 85 percent construction of main building has been completed. This project would cost Rs 924.633 million. Moreover, the Punjab Chief Minister has given approval for the upgradation of DHQ hospital Sargodha at a cost of Rs 780.1 million out of which Rs 417.659 million would be spent on the construction of building whereas Rs 362.437 million would be spent for the purchase of equipment. It was informed in the meeting that the work would soon be started on this project.

 He directed the officers to accelerate the pace of work on the ongoing projects for early completion.