LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated state-of-the-art hospital at Bedian Road, on the eve of Quaid-e-Azam Day.

The chief minister also reviewed modern treatment facilities provided at the hospital, which has been named after him, and visited the whole building of “Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Hospital”.

He inspected modern filter clinic (Emergency) and saw its different sections as well as talked to the doctors and paramedical staff. Later, he visited the center for rehabilitation of the disabled and appreciated the treatment facilities for the patients facing physical disability.

Shahbaz Sharif also inspected modern lab, wards, X-ray room, mother and child health clinic and other medical facilities in the main building. Talking to the staff, the CM said the hospital was set up to provide quality healthcare to the people.

Addressing a function after inauguration, Shahbaz said the 60-bed hospital, completed in two years, will provide latest treatment facilities to the patients. Free-of-cost treatment and medicines will be provided to the patients while the bed capacity of the hospital will be increased to 100 beds in future, he added. The hospital will run on the patron of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Trust Hospital Muzaffargarh.

On Saturday, the chief minister chaired a meeting through video link at Civil Secretariat which reviewed law and order situation and the measures taken under National Action Plan against terrorism. He directed that modern technology should be fully utilised for eliminating crime and improving police efficiency besides reforms programme for the improvement of policing system should be implemented expeditiously.

“National Action Plan is a joint strategy for the elimination of terrorism and the whole nation has become united in the efforts to eradicate terrorism, extremism and sectarianism from the country,” said the CM, hoping that the menace of terrorism will be rooted out with the force of national unity.

He said the police will have to perform its responsibilities with commitment and efficiency for the protection of life and property of citizens. All out resources will be provided for the improvement of law and order situation, he vowed.