The government has planned to start a project of construction of new self-contained speciality block at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
According to an official of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD), a PC-1 for the construction of new self-contained speciality block in PIMS comprising a 50-bed burn centre, an improved mother and child centre, new 200-bed gynaecology centre and a new 100-bed trauma centre on the model of Punjab.
He added that a new OPD of 150 consulting rooms catering for 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 complex will also be part of the project.
He said that the proposal was made under the direction of the prime minister for upgradation of government health facilities in the federal capital.
He said that the government was also working on an extension of Federal Government Polyclinic (FGPC) and for the said purpose; a land piece of 2.54 acres adjacent to FGPC has been allocated.
He added that the possession of the land has been taken from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and now feasibility study will be started soon and construction of the new building will be started accordingly.
The official said that after the said construction, the bed capacity will be increased from existing 545 to 1,100 and allocation of Rs 100 million, as token allocation, has been made in the PSDP of current financial year (2016-17).
He said that all diagnostic facilities would be made available at the hospital.
He said that the government has decided to improve the services at federal capital’s major hospitals like PIMS and FGPC, as both the hospitals were providing health services to the residents of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, their adjoining areas, northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Sharing the details of patients’ load, he said that during the last two years, the number of patients provided treatment at FGPC hospital was 2.9 million in 2014-15 and 3.03 million in 2015-16.
The number of out-patients in the morning was 0.96 million, out-patients in evening 0.125 million, emergency services 0.233 million, dispensaries and centres OPDs 0.472 million while vaccination and immunisation services 33,917 patients, he added.
He said blood bank services have served 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 out-patients in the morning at the hospital was 1.012 million, out-patients in evening 0.128 million, emergency services 0.257 million, dispensaries and centres OPDs 0.432 million and vaccination and immunisation services 25,735 patients, he added.
He said radiology services have supported 0.139 million, pathology services 0.88 million, indoor services (admission) 26,503 patients and 5,343 surgeries were also performed during the period.
He said that the government will upgrade all basic health care units in rural areas of the federal capital to reduce the workload on PIMS and Polyclinic.