According to a handout issued here on Saturday, the hospital has been expanded to 380 beds from 140 beds at the cost of one billion and 80 crore rupees. The chief minster visited various departments of the hospitals and praised the arrangements.
He looked happy and satisfied. Shehbaz Sharif speaking on the occasion said the hospital is prove of love of Turkey with Pakistan and the Turkish president has special liking for Pakistan and its people and this hospital will always remind us the love of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He said this hospital is a model for all medical institutions and the facilities of teaching hospital, medical college, nursing college and others will be provided in the future. Patients from KPK, Balochistan, Sindh and other areas also come here for the treatment.
The chief minister said DHQ Muzaffargarh and Recep Erdogan hospitals are the gift from the PML-N government for the people of area. The record development projects launched by the Punjab government in South Punjab have no precedence in the history of the country.
The UNDP has declared Punjab better than KPK and it is the proof of our efforts and we humbly thank Allah Almighty for this blessing. He said we have constructed schools, colleges, universities, roads and metros in South Punjab.
Lakhs of the citizens are benefitting from Muzaffargarh-DG Khan two way Road. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the expansion of the hospital, CM Shehbaz Sharif said this is the historic day and reconstruction of DHQ Muzaffargarh and the 250 bed expansion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital have been inaugurated simultaneously.
He said the PML-N government has brought about real revolution in the health sector. The people are getting top quality medicines free of cost at public hospitals. He said Pakistan is among top ten countries which are badly affected by hepatitis and Punjab government has launched an effective movement against this disease and top quality centres have been set up at district level.
Doctors, staff and medicines are available in these centres. He said there is no bigger virtue than providing relief to the distressed humanity and the Punjab government has utilized resources worth billions of rupees for this purpose.
He said he congratulated provincial minister Imran Nazir, secretary health Ali Jan and local administration for setting up top quality hospital. He said secretary health is among dedicated, hardworking and God fearing officers.
He said Secretary Ali Jan is not present here because he has been summoned by NAB. He said NAB is a constitutional institution and it summoned me as well and I may be summoned again, adding we are to bow to law because only these nations prosperous which accept rule of law.
He said state-of-the-art CT scan machines are being installed in all DHQs and many of DHQs have got these machines. He said gone are the days when patients were forced to get CT scan from outside on the pretext of malfunctioning of machines. He said wards in DHQ Muzaffargarh are at a par with hospitals of Europe.