WAZIRABAD

The Punjab Health Department has revised the Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology project and ordered expansion of it by up to 100 beds and two operation theatres, said the executive engineer of Gujranwala.

For the project, funds of Rs100 million had been released, said Gujranwala XEN (Building) Muhammad Rasheed while he was briefing Commissioner Gujranwala Khawaja Shomail during his visit to the site.

"Houses for five doctors and paramedical staff will also be constructed. Rs100 million has been released to escalate the work. The number of paramedical staff has also been increased from 150 to 300. Construction of nursing hostel is already underway," Rasheed added.

On the occasion, Gujranwala Division Commissioner Khawaja Shomail stated that WIC was a mega project as it is worth over Rs2,000 million. It must be completed and made functional by end of June this year at all costs, he stressed.

"There will be no compromise on quality of material," said Shomail and advised the workers to work diligently and honestly. He visited the other departments of the WIC and reiterated completion of the project according to schedule. Later, he went to the site of Bab-e-Wazirabad (gate of Wazirabad) being constructed by the TMA with an expense of Rs7 million in Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Chowk.

At the chowk, Assistant Commissioner Rao Muhammad Sohail Akhtar briefed the officer about the project through site map. Khawaja Shomail stated that such gates were under-construction in six cities of Gujranwala Division to beautify the region.

"Gujranwala Division needs much attention for its beautification," he said. These entry gates will exhibit the culture as well as Industrial and trade activities of the respective areas, he added. "The dual carriageway from Mualna Zafar Ali Khan Chowk to Allahwala Chowk will be repaired in July and funds will be arranged for the purpose. He said the road would be an exemplary one in Gujranwala Division. Meanwhile, he also met with owners of the industries set up near the gate and discussed related proposals for further betterment.