Islamabad: In its bid to revamp health infrastructure in Islamabad, the federal government has announced plans to spend around PKR 14 billion and is deliberating on setting up a health authority, a news source quoted Federal Health Minister Aamir Mehmood Kiani. The Supreme Court has already sought details on health facilities in the federal capital.
Kiani said that the government will set up a nursing university in Islamabad at a cost of PKR 10 billion to address the shortage of nursing staff in hospitals. He added that a task force to train the nursing staff has been formed.
He said the government also plans to set up a 300-bed hospital at Taramri in the federal capital with financial assistance from Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of PKR 2.5 billion. He added that work on up-gradation of the government-run polyclinic hospital will soon start.
Regarding medical equipment at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Kiani said concerned authorities have installed 25 new dialysis machines and they are carrying out a recruitment process to include 250 doctors and nursing staff.