A feasibility study for the proposed extension of Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital (FGPH) is expected to start soon as possession of 2.54 acres of land adjacent to the hospital has been taken from Capital Development Authority (CDA).
The construction of new building will be initiated accordingly. After the said construction, the bed capacity will increase from existing 545 to 1,100. An allocation of Rs 100 million as token has also been made in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) of current financial year.
Sources at Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Thursday said FGPH, Islamabad is providing health services to residents of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, their adjoining areas, Northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The number of patients provided treatment in the hospital during last two years was 2.9 million in 2014-15 and 3.03 million in 2015-16.
The break-up of patients provided treatment in FGPH showed that during 2014-15, the number of outpatients in morning was 0.96 million, outpatients in evening 0.125 million, emergency services 0.233 million, dispensaries/centres OPDs 0.472 million, vaccination/immunisation services 33,917 patients, blood bank services 89,132 patients, radiology services 0.109 million, pathology services 0.84 million, indoor services (admission) 32,282 patients and 8,262 surgeries were also performed during the period.
Similarly, the patients provided treatment during the year 2015-16 included outpatients in morning 1.012 million, outpatients in evening 0.128 million, emergency services 0.257 million, dispensaries/centres OPDs 0.432 million, vaccination/immunisation services 25,735 patients, blood bank services 0.128 patients, radiology services 0.139 million, pathology services 0.88 million, indoor services (admission) 26,503 patients and 5,343 surgeries were also performed during the period.
Moreover, the sources said a proposal, under the direction of prime minister, (Up-gradation of Government Health Facilities in ICT) for construction of new self-contained specialty block in Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS) is under process.
A PC-1 for construction of new self contained specialty block in PIMS is under preparation and it would have the facilities, including a 50-bed burn centre, an improved mother and child centre, a new 200-bed gynaecology centre, a new 100-bed trauma centre on model of Punjab, a new OPD of 150 consulting rooms (catering to at least 3,000 consultations per day), a 200-bed children’s hospital new block with a 50-bed central icu and a new operation theatre.