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Proposal under consideration for cancer hospital in Islamabad

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Published: August 23, 2016 03:27 pm

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government is considering a proposal to establish 500 bedded cancer hospital in Islamabad and feasibility study has been conducted to implement this project.

It was stated by State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar in response to a question raised by PPPP Senator Ahmed Hassan during 10th sitting of 250th session of Senate.

The minister said a proposal is under consideration of the federal government to establish a cancer hospital in Islamabad. She said that cancer hospital would provide comprehensive cancer treatment for all types of cancers and also impart postgraduate, undergraduate and paramedical training in all branches of oncology, to generate trained medical and paramedical man power in the field of oncology for Pakistan.

In this regard, funds amounting to Rs. 300 million have been allocated for FY 2016-17. A consultants firm (M/S Progressive Consultants) was hired through a competitive bidding process to conduct feasibility study for establishment of cancer hospital in Islamabad.

The feasibility study includes Conceptual Architectural Design, Cost Estimates of the Construction Work, Medical Equipment, HR Requirements and Recurring Cost after establishment of the Cancer Hospital, and to develop the PC-1 on the basis of the Feasibility Study.

After completion of the feasibility study, a PC-1 for establishment of cancer Hospital has been submitted by M/S Progressive Consultants to Ministry of NHSR&C with total cost of around Rs.21 billion. The PC-1 is presently in the process of approval in the M/O NHSR&C.

After approval the PC-1 would be forwarded to Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform for consideration by CDWP &ECNEC.

The site of construction of cancer hospital has not been finalized. A 20-25 acre land is required for standalone, state of the art Cancer Hospital. For this purpose Chairman, CDA has been requested to provide the land at suitable place, where people from all over Pakistan can easily approach it.

 

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