Eight primary & secondary health sector development schemes with an approximate cost of Rs. 11,241.21 million were approved by the Provincial Development Working Party of Punjab (PDWP).
These schemes were approved in the 23rd meeting of provincial development working party (PDWP) of current fiscal year 2020-21 presided over by Chairman Planning & Development Board Abdullah Khan Sunbal here on Monday.
The approved development schemes included upgrading the 20-bed rural health centre (RHC) Uch Sharif to the 60-bed Tehseel Headquarters (THQ) level hospital, Tehsil Ahmadpur east, Bahawalpur District at Rs. 537,700 million, upgrading the Minchanabad District Bahawalnagar THQ hospital from 40 to 100 beds at Rs. 373,011 million.
Construction of 20 beds Trauma Centre & Revamping of THQ hospital, Pattoki, Kasur at the cost of Rs 278.882 million, construction of 20 Beds surgical ward at THQ Chunian, district Kasur at the cost of Rs 130.304 million, Construction of 10 Bedded Emergency Ward at THQ Hospital Lalamusa, Tehsil Kharian, district Gujrat at the cost of Rs 71.976 million, upgradation of THQ hospital Kharian, district Gujrat from 70 to 100 beds at the cost of Rs 209.359 million were also part of approved development schemes.
The provision of missing facilities at THQ Naushera hospital in Khushab district at a cost of Rs 250,000 million and the establishment of a new DHQ hospital in Hafizabad with 400 beds at a cost of Rs 9,389,978 million are also included in the approved development schemes.
The meeting was also attended by P&D Provincial Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch, all members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries of the departments concerned, Senior Chief Coordinator Javed Latif, Assistant Chief Coordinator Shahid Idrees and other senior representatives of the related provincial departments.