Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi Drives Unprecedented Healthcare Evolution and Urban Development in Punjab, Overseeing 7 Million Square Feet Hospital Upgrade and Strategic Projects in Historic Meeting
In a historic move for Punjab, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi presided over a marathon three-hour meeting at the Planning and Development Board office to oversee the unprecedented upgrade of major hospitals covering a total area of 7 million square feet.
During the session, progress on 43 ongoing priority projects, including the pivotal hospital upgrades, was presented. Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi issued directives to expedite the enhancement of facilities at Gangaram Hospital, Mayo Hospital, General Hospital, Children's Hospital, Services Hospital, and the Institute of Cardiology in Lahore.
Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi emphasized the timely completion of projects, including Multan's Children's Hospital, Nishtar Hospital, Nishtar Two, Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Allied Hospital in Faisalabad, and DG Khan Institute of Cardiology.
Addressing long-standing issues, the dormant Fatima Jinnah Institute of Dental Sciences in Jubilee Town is being revitalized after 16 years. Manawan Hospital is slated to transform into Mayo Cancer Hospital, while Indus Hospital in Jubilee Town is on track to become Punjab's first fully-equipped cancer hospital.
In a groundbreaking development, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi announced the establishment of two government-operated cancer hospitals in the province for the first time.
Further directives from Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi included the completion of a new bridge over the Ravi by January, prompt resolution of issues related to Imamiya Colony Flyover and Abdullahpur Faisalabad Flyover, and immediate initiation of an inn construction adjacent to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology.
Real-time monitoring of projects through drone footage was highlighted, with Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi personally reviewing progress on every project and providing on-the-spot instructions to concerned secretaries.
Chairman Planning and Development Board Mr Iftikhar Ali Sahoo briefed on practical progress, including the construction of a two-lane road from Wahandu Interchange to Benazir Chowk linking Gujranwala with Sialkot-Lahore Motorway, Gujumta to Kasur Ferozepur Road, and Manga Road.
The meeting also covered updates on the upgradation of Lahore Zoo and Safari Park, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, and Gujranwala Safe City Authority projects. Additional briefings included the establishment of Gujranwala University, the restoration of Qila Kuhna Qasim Bagh in Multan, and the establishment of a park.
Provincial Minister for Planning and Development Bilal Afzal, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Secretary P&D Board Mr Muzaffar Khan Sial, Secretaries of concerned departments, and senior officials attended the meeting, with Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman participating via video link. 23.11.2023