Govt plans to establish medical tower in PIMSNovember 10, 2014
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CAD) Barrister Usman Ibrahim chaired a meeting regarding the establishment of Medical Tower at PIMS on Tuesday.
The minister said that planning was being made to build a state of the art medical tower in PIMS. He said preliminary analysis was conducted by IPDF (Infrastructure Project Development facility) of Ministry of Finance, on the basis of PC-I (2006) of the project and feasibility study of PIMS National Institute of Dentistry (2009).
He said the estimated cost of the project would be Rs 8.3 billion. He emphasized the need of having new hospital and medical school for the capital city.
As per PC-I, medical tower would have 800 beds’ hospital including 200 semi private, 100 private and 2 VIP rooms. It would also have a medical and a dental school with approximate class size of 100 students including national and international students.
This project would be executed as a public-private partnership to provide the medical treatments and facilities like liver transplant, open heart surgery etc, SZABMU will be the 51% shareholder in it, the minister added.
He said after the verification and validation by the SZABMU, IPDF would proceed with the preparation of relevant documents. The meeting was attended by Adil Anwar CEO (IPDF), Ahmad Imran senior infrastructure specialist (IPDF), Javed Akram Vice Chancellor (SZABMU), Dr. Altaf Hussain Administrator (PIMS), and Saeed Ullah Niazi Director (Finance).