Capital to have 3 new 500-bed hospitals: Senate told

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Tariq Fazal visits PIMS, offers condolences with victim families

ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): State Minister for Capital Administration and  Development Division (CAAD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary Thursday informed the Senate that the Prime Minister has announced to set-up 46 state of the art hospitals across the country and out of these three hospitals each 500-bed would be established in the federal capital.

Responding to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the  minister said patients load at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Hospital (FGH) would significantly reduced after setting up three new hospitals in Islamabad. Around 10,000 patients visit PIMS for treatment, he said.

He said new emergency was also set up in PIMS to facilitate the patients
adding that all pathology tests’ results have been computerized.

To a question, he said incubators installed at PIMS were working adding
that all of out of order ventilators at FGH have been repaired besides purchasing new ventilators.