SIALKOT – Counting the Punjab government’s educational and health projects here on Thursday, PML-N central leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif has pledged to make an all-out effort to make the Khawaja Safdar Medical College a state-of-the art institution to provide advanced medical education facilities at the local level.
He was addressing the participants of a ceremony held at the auditorium of Government Allama Iqbal College for Women Sialkot. Khawaja Asif claimed that the four-storey building of the college costing Rs600 million will complete by June 22, 2013. The college has so far no building and was established at Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ Hospital and Govt Sardar Begum Memorial DHQ Hospital Sialkot temporarily.
He also unfolded the Punjab government’s education plans for the district and claimed that these plans would help increase literacy rate. He revealed that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had given a precious gift in the shape of medical college to the people of Sialkot.
He detailed that the CM had approved a project of advanced and well equipped cardiology ward at Sialkot. He said that the provincial government was also making efforts for early establishment of Sialkot-Swedish International Engineering University and a Small Industrial Estate in Sialkot. These projects would help provide skilled workers to the Sialkot industries, besides, jazzing up the pace of trade, business and industrial activities. He said that the Punjab government had released a special grant of Rs90 million for the early establishment of a Women University at Govt Postgraduate College for Women and the tenders for the project had been issued. He said that the provincial government had doubled the beds from 400 at the Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ Hospital Sialkot.
He also mentioned the trauma centre project approved by the government in Daska would provide advanced medical treatment for the people of Daska, Sambrial and Wazirabad tehsils. He said that the trauma centre would be established at the recently established building of Daska DHQ Civil Hospital at a cost of Rs110 million. He revealed that Rs45 million would be spent on the construction of its building while with Rs65 million, advanced medical equipments like CT Scan, MIR, ultrasound machines and ambulances would be made available, besides, establishing the laboratories, blood banks emergency, major and minor operation theaters and wards.
As many as 27 doctors and 74 staffers including 47 paramedics would be deputed there, he added. He said that the establishment of Medical College, Nawaz Sharif Degree College, Women University and Punjab University Campus at Sialkot were an ample proof of the education-friendly policies of the Punjab government. He said that the Punjab govt was utilising all the available resources for providing better medical and educational facilities to the people of Sialkot district under a multi-phased plan to make Sialkot a model developed district.
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