ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (APP): Minister Incharge of Capital Administration and Development Division Usman Ibrahim Friday informed the Senate that the Prime Minister had allocated Rs 500 million fund for setting up a facility for treatment of cancer patients.
“Although, the funds allocation is for the Ministry of Health, but the efforts are on to set up the cancer treatment facility at the PIMS,” he said during the question-hour.
The minister said free medicines were provided to patients in emergency department besides deserving under Zakat and Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal funds at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).During last 9 months, he said over 5,60,000 deserving patients were provided free medicines.Presently, he said, one medical store was working in PIMS, while two more pharmacy stores would be set up to facilitate patients, adding that all record of medicine distribution was being computerized to ensure transparency.