CM Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif Inaugurates Field Hospitals Project

01/05/24

I am extremely grateful to Allah Almighty that health facilities have been brought to the doorsteps of people in a short span of 6 weeks,” said Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif while addressing the Inaugural Ceremony of Field Hospitals Project in Punjab. She added,”Making a big project like field hospitals functional in such a short time was not possible without a special help of Allah Almighty.” She also acknowledged the hard work of Khawaja Salman Rafiq, Khawaja Imran Nazir and Secretary Health Ali Jan who have worked 24 hours a day to accomplish this project so quickly.

The Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif explained,”Field hospitals are for those areas where there is no big hospital or good clinic.” She added,”It is a complete hospital equipped with all the basic facilities available in any good clinic.” She highlighted,”God willing, today 32 field hospitals will spread in different areas of Punjab.”

Madam Chief Minister said,”Field hospitals will go to the rural areas and provide the best medical facilities to the people there.” She added,”An announcement will be made in the village that a field hospital is parked at a particular place, where people can go to get themselves treated.”

The Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif said,”The field hospital is a state of the art healthcare facility. It has AC, diagnostic unit, lab, ultrasound, ECG, X-ray and pharmacy facilities.” She added,”The facilities like OPD, immunization, first aid, lady health worker, and school nutrition will also be available in a field hospital.”

Madam Chief Minister explained,”I have inspected a field hospital, its pharmacy is full of medicines.” She added,”Today I am going to Bahawalpur with a field hospital. I will go to the rural areas myself to review the facilities provided in the field hospital. Live Dashboard to monitor the performance of field hospital will be available 24 hours a day.“

Madam Chief Minister highlighted,”Containers were used for something else before today. By climbing on the container, people have been exhorting the public to burn, strangle, beat and kill. The container abusers stopped free medicines of cancer patients and took to streets.” ”But If a government comes to serve its people, they become container hospitals. Alhamdulillah, medicines for the cancer patients have been restarted, the fund for the medicines has also been increased from Rs 2 billion to Rs 6 billion,” she added.

Madam Chief Minister said,”The Department of Construction and Works (C&W) is also revamping hospitals and BHUs across Punjab. The revamping of 2500 Basic Health Units and 300 Rural Health Centres of Punjab is in full swing, some have already completed.” She added,”In any BHU or RHC across Punjab, patients will not have to worry due to the non-availability of doctor. We are preparing a comprehensive plan to meet the shortage of doctors.” She vowed,”I will not compromise on the health of my people.”

Madam Chief Minister said,”Pakistan's first air ambulance is going to be launched very soon, it’s training has already started.” She added,”Many people have objected to the launch of Air Ambulance Service, like Nawaz Sharif's Motorway Project. Though people said different things about Motorway in the past, they are.using it today.”

Madam Chief Minister explained,”Air Ambulance is only for the poor citizens.” She added,”When visiting the small hospitals, people told her that due to the lack of air ambulance, heart attack patients die before reaching a big hospital in time.” She lamented,”When I visited Sargodha, I found that there is not a single cath lab in the whole of Sargodha, we will provide a modern cath lab in every city. The cardiology institute at Sargodha will become functional in 12 months.”

Madam Maryam Nawaz Sharif vowed,”God willing, within five years, I will build a state of the art hospital, with a cardiology and cancer unit, in every district of Punjab.” She said,”The first medical city is being built in Lahore.” Madam Chief Minister added,”A large and a modern medical storage will be built in Punjab.”

Madam Chief Minister said,”The health card was created by Nawaz Sharif which was a wonderful project.” She added,”I worked with Nawaz Sharif on the Health Card project. There were no complaints about the card then, now there are heaps of complaints.” She lamented,”In 2018, healthcare was made a bastion of corruption to reward the cronies.”