RAWALPINDI - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has set June 30 deadline for completion of construction work of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) Rawal Road project so that heart patients of the region could be provided with state-of-the-art medical treatment facilities.
MNA Hanif Abbasi said this while chairing a meeting held here the other day. The meeting was attended among others by Rawalpindi Commissioner Amdad Ullah Bosal, Additional Secretary Development Health Punjab Usman Moazam, Dr Muhammad Shoaib Khan who has been nominated as Medical Superintendent (MS) Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Executive District Officer Health Dr. Zafar Iqbal Gondal and representatives of Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA), IESCO and contractors of the project.
Amdad Ullah Bosal, briefing the meeting, said that strict monitoring of the project would be carried out so that the project could be completed within the fixed time period. Dr. Muhammad Shaoib Khan said that four lifts would be installed in the hospital aimed at facilitating the patients and their attendants and work in this regard would be started from May 28.
He said three heavy duty generators and air-conditioning system would also be provided soon. He further informed that work for the development of sewerage system for the hospital would be started soon and it would be extended up to Nullah Lai as Punjab Government has released Rs 20 million out of approved grant of Rs 80 million. The funds for the project have been provided to WASA.
Additional Secretary Health told that orders for the supply of surgical and other equipments for the hospital are being issued. Eight companies have been issued purchase orders. The meeting was also informed that demand notice for Sui Gas has also been issued.
Hanif Abbasi said that all modern facilities for the heart patients will be available under one roof and state of the art medical treatment facilities to be provided to the patients of the region and AJK.
Auction of cattle markets in Potohar Town today: Auction of cattle mandies of Channi Alam Sher and Ranial for the year 2012-13 will be held on Thursday (today).
The auction, under the auspices of the city district government, will be held at 11.00 AM in the Jinnah Hall of the tehsil municipal authority (TMA), Old District Council Hall, Potohar Town, Rawalpindi.