MULTAN-The pace of work at Children Complex Hospital, Kidney Centre, Shahbaz Sharif Hospital and many health centres are nearing completion and the Chief Minister would soon inaugurate them.

District Coordination Officer Nadir Chattha disclosed at a meeting held here to review progress on healthcare projects on Monday. He said that 90 percent of the total work on Children Complex extension project had been completed as Rs1,872 million has so far been spent on it. He said that the number of beds in the hospital would become 200 after the completion of this project while a state-of-the-art liver transplant department would also be set up in the hospital. He declared that furniture, equipment and power generation systems would be supplied to the hospital within few days.

Referring to Nishtar Burn Unit, he said that the Rs800 million project had been made fully functional while Shahbaz Sharif General Hospital is also offering healthcare facilities to the people. He declared that special funds would be allocated in next budget for the up-gradation of basic health units. “It will facilitate the rural population at large and offer them healthcare facilities at their doorstep,” he added.

NINE RAMAZAN BAZAARS

Chairman of Market Committee Imtiaz Gulzar Chatan disclosed on Monday that nine Ramazan Bazaars would be set up in Multan city area. Talking to the media here, he added that arrangements for setting up these bazaars were finalized and daily use items as well as edibles would be offered at cheaper than market rate at these bazaars. He further revealed that the bazaars would be set up at Madni Chowk, Shamasabad, MDA Chowk, Mumtazabad, Bagh Langy Khan, Gol Bagh Gulgasht, Basti Malook Main Road and Muzaffarabad. He declared that the Shamasabad Bazaar would be declared model bazaar.

He told the journalists that the holidays of market committee staff had been cancelled for setting up Ramadan bazaars. He said that a complaint counter would be set up at each bazaar where staff would register the complaints and address them at the spot. He added that a complaint register would also be placed at each counter.