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Chief Minister Punjab, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, has taken significant steps to upgrade the healthcare infrastructure across the province. In a detailed three-hour meeting to review the CM Punjab Special Health Initiatives, she directed that the construction and revamping of Basic Health Units (BHUs) and Rural Health Centres (RHCs) be completed by march and June 2025, respectively.

Special Allowances for Remote Area Doctors

In a landmark decision, the CM approved special allowances for doctors working in remote areas, aiming to improve healthcare services in underserved regions.

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Development of Nawaz Sharif Cancer Care Hospital

Phase I Overview

  • Budget: Rs46 billion
  • Facilities: Includes cancer care clinics, state-of-the-art equipment, residences for doctors, solar sheds, parking, inns, and restaurants for patients’ relatives.
  • Initial Bed Capacity: Increased from 100 to 150 beds
  • Phase II Expansion: Capacity to add over 280 beds in the future.

Ensuring Medicine Supply and Proposals for Specialized Hospitals

Efforts are ongoing to ensure a steady supply of medicines across all health centers and hospitals in Punjab. The CM also evaluated proposals for establishing a specialized hospital for bone marrow transplants and initiating a free insulin program.

New Health Projects and Expansions

Nawaz Sharif Institute of Cardiology Sargodha

The CM directed the immediate commencement of the Nawaz Sharif Institute of Cardiology in Sargodha and reviewed plans to outsource angiography services.

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A system for continuous monitoring of hospital performance is being developed. The CM emphasized that no compromises on quality would be tolerated, with regular evaluations of hospital facilities relative to patient influx.

Special Projects

  • Artificial Limb Implantation: Approved for disabled persons.
  • Cancer Treatment Unit: To be established at Qatar Hospital in Bhakkar.
  • PIC-II Cardiology: To be made operational soon.
  • New Hospital in Rajanpur: Proposal approved.

Timelines and Quality Standards for Health Projects

A comprehensive review of health projects in each division was conducted, with departments instructed to submit detailed timelines. The CM stressed that all new projects should set high standards of quality and service.

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Establishment of Field Hospitals and Medical Colleges

Field hospitals will be established in every tehsil, with a special lift service already operational for patient convenience. Simli TB Hospital will be converted into a General Hospital. Additionally, medical colleges will be established in each district through public-private partnerships, with 50% of students admitted on government merit.

Digital Records and Eye Hospital Management

The installation of an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system in primary and rural health centers has been completed. The Government Data Durbar Eye Hospital will be managed by the Auqaf Department.

Quick Details

Basic & Rural Health Centres CompletionBHUs: March 2025, RHCs: June 2025
Special Allowance for Remote Area DoctorsApproved
Nawaz Sharif Cancer Care HospitalRs46 billion, 150 beds initially
Bone Marrow Transplant HospitalProposal under evaluation
Free Insulin ProgramProposed
Nawaz Sharif Institute of Cardiology SargodhaConstruction to start immediately
Monitoring System for HospitalsContinuous monitoring system under development
Artificial Limb Implantation ProjectApproved
Cancer Treatment Unit in BhakkarTo be established
PIC-II Cardiology

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