In Briefs

‘Work on RIUKT to be completed soon’


RAWALPINDI: Work on Rawalpindi Institute of Urology and Kidney Transplant costing Rs1.27 billion will be completed soon while an international-standard turf will be laid at Government Waqar-un-Nisa College for Women, said Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ishfaq Sarwar on Sunday.

The minister said that the ‘state-of-the-art’ health facility would be ready for the city residents and people of adjoining areas in 2018. He added that the 265-bed urology and transplant centre was being constructed for which the provincial government had so far spent Rs900 million.

Raja said that the PML-N government was endeavouring to provide maximum medical facilities to the masses and free medicines were being provided to patients in emergency wards of the allied hospitals, adding that kidney patients were being provided better and affordable treatment at BBH compared to private hospitals.

The RIKUT project was inaugurated in 2012 by Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.–APP


Twelve lawbreakers netted


RAWALPINDI: Police in a crackdown against anti-social elements held 12 lawbreakers including seven gamblers besides recovering 15 litres of liquor, a 30-bore pistol, Rs3,850 stake money and six mobile phones from their possession. According to a police spokesman, Sadiqabad police netted Ashfaq for having five litres of liquor. Civil Lines police netted Rafaqat with four bottles of liquor while Abu Zar Haider was sent behind the bars for having 10 litres of liquor. Murree police nabbed Intekhab and recovered a 30-bore pistol.

The Westridge police arrested Muhammad Ayub and recovered a stolen vehicle from his possession.

Menwhile, Morgah and Taxila police netted seven gamblers. Taxila police while acting on a tip-off conducted a raid and arrested Abdul Khalaq, Malik Sher, Dost Muhammad and Talat Mahmood who were allegedly involved in betting while playing cards.

The police recovered stake money and three mobile phones from their possession. Similarly, Morgah police conducted a raid and apprehended Ayub, Dawood and Maqsood and recovered Rs3,850 stake money and three mobile phones.–APP


Online system introduced in SBB hospital


RAWALPINDI: In order to facilitate patients and provide  better health facilities in outpatient departments  of allied hospitals, online systems are being introduced.

The patients’ registration procedures in Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH)’s OPD has been computerised while in the second phase, the OPDs of the Holy Family and District hospitals would be made online.

Vice Chancellor Rawalpindi Medical University Dr Muhammad Umar inaugurated the system in BBH.

Installation of online system in public-sector hospitals will help smooth functioning of the various departments as various procedures including registration, medical check-ups, provision of medicines and others would directly be monitored by the authorities.

The project was launched under initiative of Punjab government as it had decided to install online systems in all public-sector hospitals of the province including Rawalpindi to improve healthcare system.


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