Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to build 220 bed Hospital in Islamabad

Islamabad: The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), delegation headed by Abdullah Al Shoebi called on Federal Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani on monday to discuss construction of 200 bedded hospital in Islamabad with support of the Saudi Government. Minister informed that the premises has been secured and is ready for construction to start.

Islamabad General Hospital will be constructed at a total cost of Rs.2499.993 (million) on land measuring 13.07 Acres.

The project is located at the junction of Park Road and Lehtrar Road at Tramari Chowk, Islamabad. This will help in decreasing the load of patients on PIMS and Federal Government Poly Clinic hospitals. Government’s new reforms in health sector will ensure provision of best medical services to the people. Minister also proposed state of art helipad for Islamabad General Hospital.

With an aim to give public sector hospitals some breathing space by catering to the growing number of patients, a delegation from Saudi Arabia met with top officials in Islamabad on Tuesday to discuss the way forward for the construction of a new 200-bed facility in the capital.

Federal Minister for National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that the site for the new hospital has already been finalized and is ready for construction. The Saudi mission thanked Kiani for taking a personal interest in the project and for expediting the construction work, the statement added.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan has shown a keen interest in health infrastructure development and bringing positive changes in the provision of improved healthcare delivery system for the people living in the rural areas,” Kiani said.

According to the UN’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS) report, released in October this year, Saudi Arabia is ranked fourth among the world’s major donors of humanitarian aid.

In Pakistan itself, the Kingdom has provided assistance amounting to $107.3 million, which was used in the implementation of 85 projects for displaced people who were affected by floods and earthquakes between 2005 and 2018, the report said.

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