Govt to provide necessary medical equipment to PIMS
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has planned to provide necessary medical equipment to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to ensure best medical care to patients.
According to an official of Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, besides meeting the demand of medical equipment, recruitment of medical staff will be started soon to address the issue of staff deficiency.
He said new dialysis machines would also be provided to PIMS. The ministry has changed the out-dated manual registration system at PIMS besides arranging sitting places for patients, he added.
He said that the government will build four new hospitals in the federal capital to reduce the patients’ burden on existing hospitals. He said the government has planned to construct 200-bedded hospital in the federal capital with support of the Saudi government.
The premises has been procured and is ready for construction to start the project, he added.
He said that the 200-bed Islamabad General Hospital at Tarlai would be established with a total cost of Rs 2499.993 million on land measuring 13.07 acres.
The project is located at the junction of Park Road and Lehtrar Road at Tramari Chowk, Islamabad which would help decreasing the load of patients on Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and Federal Government Poly Clinic hospital.
He said the government will soon start work on upgradation of Federal Government Poly Clinic (FGPC) hospital.
He said the government has planned to set up a nursing university to address the increasing shortfall of nursing staff in the hospitals.
He said the government has started revamping Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) and other organizations to encourage merit and improve the quality of medical education.
He said the government is working on its health insurance programme in the country to ensure medical cover of deserving families through health cards across the country.
He said the present government has shown keen interest in health infrastructure development and bringing positive change in the provision of improved health care delivery system for the people particularly living in the rural areas.
He said the government’s new reforms in health sector would ensure provision of best medical services to the people. – APP