On the directions of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the Federal Government has written letters to the Chief Secretaries of the four Provinces, AJ&K, Gilgit Baltistan as well as ICT Administration for allocation of land for construction of 46 hospitals in different districts of the country. These 46 hospitals will be fully funded Federal hospitals with state of the art facilities and will be designed by international consultants.
The proposed sites in Punjab for 500 bedded hospitals are Rajanpur, Jhang, Bhakkar, Sadiqabad and Rawalpindi while 250 bedded hospitals will be constructed in Burewala, Ahmedpur East, Kot Addu, Taunsa, Sahiwal (Sargodha), Pasroor and Layyah. 500 bedded hospitals will be constructed in Jacobabad, Mirpur Khas and Badin while 250 bedded hospitals will be established in Islam Kot, Nausharo Feroze and Meher districts of Sindh. In Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, land will be allocated for 500 bedded hospitals in Haripur and Charsadda; land for 250 bedded hospitals in Batgram, Hangu, FATA and Chitral, while 100 beds hospitals will be constructed in Garhi Habibullah and Kaghan. In Balochistan, 100 beds hospitals will be constructed in Hub, Noshki, Chaman and Punjgur; 250 beds hospitals in Khuzdar, Loralai and Sibi while land for 500 bedded hospital will be allocated in Quetta. 250 beds hospitals will be constructed in Skardu and Gilgit; 100 bedded hospital in Karimabad (Hunza) while 50 beds hospital will be constructed at Ghanche in Gilgit Baltistan. A 250 beds hospital will be constructed in Muzaffarabad, 100 beds hospitals in Rawlakot, Kotli and Athmuqam while land will be allocated for 50 beds hospital at Leepa in AJ&K. Land will also be allocated for three hospitals in the Federal Capital.
After completion, these hospitals will be adding around 13400 beds in the system across the country. These hospitals will be run on best management model having minimum control of the government with best service delivery. The selection of districts for the proposed hospitals across the country has been made keeping in view the Poverty Index and availability of health infrastructure in across the Provinces. The three hospitals going to be constructed in the Federal Capital will lessen the burden on Federal Government Services Hospital, Polyclinic and PIMS (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University) . Besides easing access for the residents of the surrounding areas of the Federal Capital, the three hospitals will also cater for the patients of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, AJ&K and Gilgit Baltistan.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed to complete these 46 hospitals before the end of tenure of the present government to realize his dream of the social corridor across the length and breadth of the country. This corridor will translate into reality Prime Minister’s vision of establishing a tertiary care health network in the four Provinces, AJ&K and Gilgit Baltistan.
“We are simultaneously targeting poverty and diseases in the country as Poverty and diseases make
deadly combination in any household", the Prime Minister said.