LAHORE, (Muzaffargarh.City – 10th Jan, 2018 ) :Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated the extension project of THQ Hospital Raiwind. The number of the beds has also been increased from 60 to 100 beds through public-private partnership.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the chief minister said that Orthopedic and Gyne Wards had been established along with provision of state-of-the-art operation theater and latest machinery for providing quality medical facilities to people.
He pointed out that new hospitals were being established across the province where the latest facilities were provided besides installing CT Scan machines in all the DHQ hospitals and hepatitis filter clinics had also been set up in every district.
“Now patients will not have to go to big cities for CT Scan or MRI as these facilities will be available in their areas. We have totally changed the outdated system and nobody will ever dare to say this to the patients that CT Scan machine is out of order or his duty time is over,the company which has set up the CT Scan machine will also be responsible for its working round-the-clock,” he said.
He said that samples of medicines were sent to European laboratories for examination and it had happened for the first time that not a single sample had been rejected. In the past, 50 per cent samples were rejected.
He said that mobile health units were providing the best healthcare facilities in remote areas. Keeping in view their efficacy, 25 mobile health units have also been imported. Some of them have reached here which will be sent to remote areas.
Similarly, 40 hospitals had been modernised in different districts of the province and high-quality facilities were being provided to patients. He said the Punjab government had completed electricity generation projects of 5000 megawatts capacity from its own resources and work was in progress on other projects as well.
He said:” Niazi Sahib, you blatantly deceived the nation; lied and created anarchy. Now what face will you show to the people? You leveled allegations of corruption of billions of rupees to me and I took you to the court but you did not appear before it.
It would have been better if you could prove the allegations as well.
Please appear before the court and if you prove the allegations of corruption then I shall go home and you can replace me. You have been deceiving the nation by continuously speaking lies during the last more than four years and it was you who made an accusation of spending an amount of 70 billion rupees on Lahore Metro Bus but you could not prove it till today.
I have been continuously crying that only 30 billion rupees have been spent on it”. He said:”If we succeed in the KPK in the elections of 2018 then I promise that Peshawar Metro Bus project will be operationalized within a year”.
He said the PML-N government had taken unprecedented steps for the development and prosperity of the people and if the masses gave an opportunity of serving to them again, then Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and other cities will be totally transformed.
The nation should elect such a leadership that could make Pakistan a state which was envisioned by Quaid and Iqbal by following the norms of honesty, trust and hardwork, he said. He added that first phase of PKLI had been inaugurated and the credit went to its management.
Multan Kidney Center, hospital in Raiwind and five other hospitals of Lahore along with Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital of Muzaffargarh had been handed over to the Indus Trust which has been managing them in the best of manner.
The head of this trust Dr Abdul Bari is a saint-like personality and his team is serving the patients honestly and without any lust. He also thanked that Health Minister Kh Imran Nazir, Minister Tanvir Aslam Malik, Secretary Health Ali Jan Khan and Secretary C&W Mian Mushtaq who had given a new life to this hospital.
The Chief Minister took a round of the hospital after the inauguration and inquired the patients about the medical facilities provided to them. He also talked with the doctors and other staff and expressed the satisfaction that all the staff was diligently serving the patients.
He also visited the filter clinic and inspected the medical facilities there. He presided over a meeting in the committee room and directed that a number of counters for the outdoor patients should be increased to avoid them from wait.