ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Ministry of Health has finalised plan to modernize strengthen Satellite Hospital of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) at National Institute of Health (NIH), Chak Shahzad for providing treatment facilities to rural population of the area. According to a senior official of the Ministry, PIMS Satellite Hospital was set up in a partial building of NIH to provide health facilities to the people of areas. The hospital was upgraded by the administration of PIMS aimed to make it fully functional as 50 bedded Indoor as well as outdoor facility. The Ministry has planned to enhance the capacity of the hospital to a total 100 bedded indoor facility along with outdoor facility with fully equipped lab and even operating facility. According to details, one component of HIH (Hospital Wing) was handed over to PIMS some time ago for running its un-utilized Indoor facilities and up grading the emergency services for 24 hours along with diagnostic services to rural population of surrounding areas. The services available there are Indoor patients, Emergency Department, X-ray Department, Diagnostic facilities i.e. CTG machine, ECG , Ultrasound multi purpose ultrasound unit for physiotherapy and new Nebulizer for asthmatic patients for management of Allergy Centre. Regarding budget allocation, he said, No separate budget is allocated. The expenditure is met from PIMS annual allocation. Margalla Model Village lacks basic facilities Model Village Margalla Town, where thousand of families are residing, is without basic facilities, including planned commercial centre and childrens park. The people while narrating their problems underlined that the CDA declared the Margalla Town as model village but it has little facilities as compared to any village of the capital. The inhabitants pointed out that there was no proper sanitation system in the model village and during monsoon season, the rainwater inundate the streets and roads of the area. The people pointed out that children were attracting towards unhealthy activities, as there is no park for them and demanded of the authorities concerned to take notice of problems facing inhabitants of the model village.