The Board of Management of Nishtar Hospital and Medical College has approved spending of over Rs360 million on procurement of medicines, surgical items, computers and chemicals besides okaying creation of 212 new posts. The new posts are created for running newly established High Dependency Ward. According to details, out of total Rs360 million, the hospital will spend Rs207 million on purchase of medicines, Rs141 million surgical and disposable items as well as chemicals and Rs17.8 million computers, stationary, general store items, printing material and linen items.

The BoM meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the board Kh Jalal Uddin Roomi and the board members also approved construction of separate gymnasiums for male and female students, installation of latest air-conditioning system for morgue and repair of MRI machine. Another chunk of Rs. 3 million was allocated for the above mentioned projects.

Speaking on the occasion, Kh Jalal Uddin Roomi declared that a think-tank would be formed to benefit from the retired senior professors of Nishtar. The members of the board also approved the name of Dr Kamran Salik as new member and he will replace Dr Ijaz Malik on his retirement.

POWER GENERATION: The Multan Solid Waste Management Company (MSWMC) is going to launch a project to generate 15 megawatt electricity with trash collected from different areas of the city.

The project is to be launched with the technical collaboration of an Italian company as a two-member Italian delegation is currently on visit of Multan.  Sources said that the deal between the MSWMC and the Italian delegation was almost final and the project would be launched soon. The delegates also visited different landfill sites and areas of city.