Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited the under construction Mother & Child hospital in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital today.
The CM also reviewed the progress of the project and inspected the construction work. Usman Buzdar directed to further accelerate the pace on the project and said that this project will cost Rs 7 billion out of which Rs 4 billion have been allocated for the construction of building whereas the remaining three billion will be spent to procure medical equipment and machinery. He said that state-of-the-art Mother & Child hospital will consist of 600-beds.
He said that the addition of these beds will increase the number of 910 beds of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to a total of 1510. Treatment facilities of complicated diseases of the women will be provided in this hospital and this project is of great significance with regard to the health of mother and child. He said that the credit of this hospital goes to the people-friendly PTI government whose priority has always been the health sector.
He said that a healthy mother & child guarantees a healthy society. We believe in hard work instead of lip service and take practical measures and Mother & Child hospital is proof of this fact. Usman Buzdar said that he is personally monitoring development projects of Lahore. He further maintained that work is being speedily carried out on Mother & Child hospital and the government is making serious efforts for the early completion of this project.
He said that PTI will have the honour of constructing a general Hospital in Lahore after 28 years overran area 124 kanal which will be completed at a sum of Rs 9 billion. The government will not only make sure the timely completion of development projects but also ensure transparency in these projects. Usman Buzdar was briefed about the progress on the construction work on Mother & Child hospital. While talking to the media, Usman Buzdar said that building of Mother & Child hospital will have 10 storeys including two basements and 8 floors.
There will be no shortage of funds in the construction of the hospital. He disclosed that funds have been issued for the construction of the hospital even today. He said that the construction work of the hospital is being speedily carried out and I have directed to further accelerate it. There will be no compromise on the quality of construction work, he warned. This will become a state-of-the-art hospital where modern and latest gyne treatment facilities will be made available. No other hospital in Pakistan will have such kind of medical facilities, he added.
In response to a question, Usman Buzdar said that there are threat alerts with regard to PDM public meeting. He said that corona situation is also very alarming and 36 people have died during the last 24 hours. In such a situation, playing with the lives of the people is by no means appropriate and cannot be allowed. Whatever work will be done will be according to law. All are requested to avoid such things which result in playing with the lives of the people. Such issues can be discussed jointly.
The government will take every step according to law. In a response to another question, Usman Buzdar said that there is no difference with the allies and all are on board. He said that in this situation of Covid-19, no public gatherings and rallies are being organized anywhere in the world. Why these people are bent upon holding public rallies and meetings when the same is not being done anywhere? What is the need for rallies, what is the emergency? he questioned. We must refrain from such acts and should not take the law into our own hands.
The government will complete its legal proceedings with regard to the opposition’s public meeting. Replying to another question, Usman Buzdar stated that the government is going to launch a four-year program for the nursing sector as the same has in great demand in Pakistan and abroad as well. A convention of nurses will be convened soon and their promotion and service structure-related issues will be resolved.
Service structure and promotion rules are being made. SACM Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Secretary Specialized Health and Medical Education, Secretary Information and concerned officials were also present on the occasion.