Comprehensive plan devised for up-gradation of health facilities in Islamabad: Dr Tariq

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 28 (APP): Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Monday said a comprehensive plan was devised for the extension of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Polyclinic hospitals.

Replying to various questions in the National Assembly, he said total funds of Rs 6040.15 million were allocated for health in Islamabad during the financial year 2015-16.

He said once only 500 patients daily treated at the PIMS, but today its patients reached 10,000.

He said a new emergency center would be inaugurated soon at the PIMS. A new trauma center, burn unit, operation theatre, ICU and consulting room were under consideration, he added.

Dr Tariq said the PIMS was also initiating online test result services for the patients. The people would now get test results on e-mail, he added.

In written reply to a question, the minister said it was a fact that Islamabad High Court had formed a judicial commission in 2012 to investigate and recommend appropriate action against massive irregularities and corruption occurred in the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

The judicial commission, he said, had forwarded its recommendations and upon which dozens of inquiries had been conducted. Some of the inquiries had not been finalized so far.

Since the arrival of new management, Dr tariq said special attention
was being given for early finalization/ completion of pending inquiries.

Special task was assigned to the Director Security to complete the inquiries within 15 days, he added.