Rawalpindi: The government is looking to build a PKR 100 billion ‘medical city’ for Rawalpindi, a news source reported. The facility will meet the current and future healthcare needs of the region. This will ease pressure on the existing hospital apparatus, which has been facing a massive influx of patients recently.
The medical city will be built adjacent to GT Road and Rawat, on the edge of Rawalpindi. Over 10,000 acres of land will be allocated for the purpose. A dedicated authority will be established for the management of the city.
The project will house health and medicine research centres. A self-contained rail network is also planned for easing movement between different departments.
Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Umar created the model and initial feasibility report for the project. He said that the number of patients seeking treatment at public hospitals in Rawalpindi have increased in recent years.