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May 26, 2018

Shehbaz opens Rs5.2bn extension projects of two hospitals

MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Saturday inaugurated extension of facilities at two hospitals, completed at an overall cost of Rs5.2 billion.

The Punjab CM inaugurated a trauma centre, hepatitis clinic,surgical ward, mortuary and other facilities at district headquarters hospital at a cost of Rs400 million.

Later on, he visited Recep Tayyip Erdogan hospital, where he inaugurated 250-bed extension project, completed at a cost of Rs4.8 billion.

While addressing a ceremony at Recep Tayyip Erdogan hospital, Shehbaz Sharif said that the district headquarters hospitalMuzaffargarh was comparable with the hospitals of Malaysia andTurkey as far as availability of facilities are concerned.

He said that hepatitis clinics have been established in alldistricts of Punjab.

He said that the Punjab government paid special attention touplift of south Punjab and promised that the area would be equalto central Punjab in the next five years.

He said that Pakistan Muslim League-N led government solved the electricity loadsheding problem by adding 11,000 megawattsof power to the national grid.

He promised establishment of a university campus in SheharSultan if voted to power again.

During a visit to DHQ Hospital, Shehbaz said that the provincialgovernment honoured all its promises, made with people regardinguplift of education and health sectors.

He said that providing better health facilities to peopleacross the province was his mission.

Shehbaz Sharif also inspected various parts of the hospitaland reviewed health facilities there.

He interviewed patients to get their feedback on the level of health facilities at the hospital and they all expressed satisfaction.

They described the facilities as best and thanked the CM.

Shehbaz directed the hospital administration to improve health facilities further and ensure completion of all upgradation projects as early as possible.

On this occasion, Punjab Health Minister Khwaja Salman Rafique, Provincial Minister Syed Haroon Sultan Bukhari, Minister for Prisons Ahmad Yar Hanjra and others were present.