CM Kamal lays foundation stone of cancer hospital
QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan Alyani said the provincial government is going to build a cancer hospital which was a long standing demand of people.
He expressed these views while addressing at a ceremony of laying foundation stone of first Cancer Hospital at Sheikh Bin Zeyad Al- Nanihan Hospital Quetta.
Provincial Ministers, Opposition leader Malik Skindar Khan Advocate, member of provincial assembly (MPAs), tribal leaders, IG Police, senior officials and paramedical staffs were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister said the plan to build cancer hospital in the province was to ensure healthcare facilities to people, besides Balochistan Public Endowment Fund has also been established in health sector on pattern of Balochistan Education Endowment Fund, aiming to provide treatment facilities to patients of cancer and needy people.
“Present provincial government made this project part of provincial public sector development program (PSDP) and the project plan was reviewed in detail by our specialists during visiting other hospitals including Shaukat Khanum to analysis environment, equipment and treatment of projects in which the plant was prepared for ensuring latest facilities to cancer patients”, he said.
Mir Jam Kamal Khan said substandard food was one of the main causes of cancer and added it was also important take measures to reduce cause of cancer.
Balochistan Food Authority (BFA) was established to ensure standard of food and edible items for protection of public health, he remarked.
He urged political leaders, stakeholders, traders and all segments of society to cooperate with provincial government to extend authorities of BFA in respective districts of province for betterment of quality of food. – APP