- Spokesperson says latest electro-medical equipment being installed in hospital
RAWALPINDI: The Cantonment General Hospital (CGH) is being made a state-of-the-art hospital which would be fully functional by the end of October, Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) spokesperson Qaiser Mehmood said.
He said that the latest electro-medical equipment was being installed in the hospital to cater needs of the residents. Qualified and experienced doctors have been appointed purely on merit and the hospital will soon serve as a teaching hospital of the Raheel Sharif Medical and Dental College.
The General Hospital has become number one in the cantonment hospitals of the country. It will be a gift for the residents from RCB, he said. RCB is undertaking number of initiatives to improve healthcare delivery system in the area. All out efforts are being made to provide the quality emergency, diagnostics and therapeutic health services to people.
Under the up-gradation project, the hospital is being made a modern hospital. In the last fiscal year, the RCB spent Rs180 million on the improvement of the structure, sewerage lines and elevators. The RCB has prepared a plan to activate 14 departments in the hospital, including medicines, ear, nose and throat (ENT), eye, gynae, cardiology, emergency.
Under the plan, the RCB would install electric incinerators in the hospital to dispose of medical waste. He said that the up-gradation project was being completed at a cost of 570 million while electro-medical equipment were being procured at a cost of Rs 348.98 million, laundry system and CSSD at Rs 69.96 million, transport/ambulances at Rs 42 million, hospital furniture at Rs 69.47 million, misc expenditure including lenin at Rs 9.59 million and incinerator at a cost of Rs 30 million.
Availability of such a grand and modern health facility with the Cantonment Boards fixed rates for medical treatment will be a great facility for the residents of Rawalpindi being the most modern and largest CGH in Cantonment areas of the country. He reiterated that for the larger public interest and to provide better health facilities to the residents of Rawalpindi, the process of up-gradation of CGH will continue.
The RCB and the administration of hospital is engaged in addressing routine administrative problems, whereas their main focus is to continue on up-gradation process i.e. installation of equipment and deployment of newly inducted doctors and staff for ensuring efficient service delivery for general public.