Islamabad-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the government would make available ample funds for refurbishing and renovating the Cantonment Hospital, Rawalpindi.

The PM made the pledge while having briefing on revamping of the hospital which despite having state of the art building was not even having facilities of primary healthcare.

Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Defence, MNA Malik Abrar Ahmed, Secretary Finance and senior officers attended the briefing.

Director General Military Lands and Cantonments briefed the premier about health facilities being provided to the residents as well as non-residents at Cantonment Hospital, Rawalpindi.

He also briefed the meeting about plans for renovating and equipping the facility with the latest medical equipment for provision of better health services to the people especially the poor.

The PM was informed that besides making the existing 500-bed health facility fully functional, establishment of a medical college was also included in the up-gradation plan.

The PM observed that ensuring availability of adequate health facilities to the citizens, especially catering to the health needs of the poor segments of society, was among the foremost priorities of the government.

He said that the government would provide possible support to the hospital, enabling it to serve the community in a more efficient manner.