Rs 200 million funds approved for BB Shaheed Hospital


Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has approved a Rs. 200 million funds to improve treatment facilities at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital Rawalpindi.

This information was given by Rawalpindi Medical College and Allied Hospitals’ Board of Management Chairman Dr Mohammad Aslam to a board meeting. The meeting was attended, among others, by the principal of Rawalpindi Medical College Prof Mohammad Umer, MS BB Hospital Asif Qadir Mir, and MS District Headquarters Hospital Dr Nasir.

The meeting was informed that the amount would be used for the completion of the projects under construction, while new projects would be completed in six months.

The Chairman of the Board said their sole purpose is to provide better facilities to patients without discrimination. He said for this purpose several welfare projects have also been initiated through the support of philanthropists.

He claimed that following reforms in three government run hospitals in Rawalpindi, there has been significant improvement in their working. He said vacant posts have been filled, modern machinery has been provided, while the machinery not in working order has been repaired. Similarly, improvements have been made in wards, OPDs, and emergency departments.

Meanwhile, attendants of the patients at Benazir Bhutto Hospital said the ongoing repair and improvement work at the hospital has made the lives of the patients miserable. They said that dust is making it impossible to stay inside the wards while the washrooms are full of dirt. They said the administration should have taken alternate measures to shift patients before taking up the repair and maintenance work.

Furthermore, they also said that the emergency department is always full of rush and these facilities need to be expanded so that patients do not have to wait too long.