ISLAMABAD - The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Tuesday took serious exception to the various complaints regarding housing societies operating in the Federal Capital and directed Capital Development Authority (CDA) to provide details of their engineering designs. The Committee met here at the Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi. Senators Abdul Raziq Khan, Muhammad Abbas Komaili, Engr Rashid Ahmed Khan, Rehana Yahya Baloch, Fauzia Fakhar-uz-Zaman, Kamran Murtaza and Minister Incharge of the Cabinet Division Senator Dr Babar Awan were also present on the occasion while Senator Haji Adeel attended the meeting on special invitation. Acting Secretary Cabinet Division Atta Muhammad Raja and Senior Officers of other attached departments of the Cabinet Division were also present. Chairman CDA Tariq Mehmood Khan briefed the Committee on the improvement of air conditioning facilities and installation of close circuit television (CCTV) and fire alarm system at the Parliament House building. However, the Committee expressed serious concern over revision of PC-1 and escalation of cost of the project. The Committee sought explanation from Chairman CDA as to how the project cost was increased from Rs 29.411 million to Rs 59.890 million. The Senate body also discussed other projects being run under the administrative control of Cabinet Division, particularly the People's Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI). The Committee regretted that despite huge allocations for the project, it could deliver nothing because of heavy administrative expenditures. The body also underlined the need for provision of basic healthcare facilities to the people at their doorsteps and urged the government to ensure provision of sufficient funds for the projects launched to improve healthcare facilities in remote areas of the country. Members of the Committee observed that mismanagement and malfunctioning had stained performance of various social sector projects launched with huge amounts of public money. They hoped PPHI would help improve functioning of healthcare units working at district and union council levels. The Senate body constituted sub-committee to conduct surprise visits to healthcare centres to monitor that these centres were properly working. Senator Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi was named as Convener and Senators Rehana Yahya Baloch, Fauzia Fakhar- uz-Zaman, Abdul Raziq and Kamran Murtaza as members of the Sub-committee. The Committee also urged Sheikh Zayed Hospital's administration to gear up efforts to set up the liver transplant facility at the hospital for the treatment of liver failure patients and imparting training to the doctors and nurses in the field to provide liver transplant facility locally. Earlier, the Committee was given a detailed briefing on the PPHI. Farooq Haroon, National Project Director, PPHI informed the Committee that agreements had been signed with the provincial governments and staff had been appointed for running these centers at different districts. He said that currently 13 districts of Punjab, 17 districts of Sindh, 12 districts of NWFP and 30 districts of Balochistan had been provided with the health facilities under the initiative. He said that community and school health sessions were being organised to involve public and create awareness among them regarding health related problems like Hepatitis-B and C and other diseases. The Committee assured it's all out support in improving the facilities being provided to the poor people at the centres being operated under the PPHI.