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Punjab govt to establish QIC in Quetta

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LAHORE: Caretaker Health Minister Balochistan Faiz Muhammad Kakar called on the Minister Health Punjab Prof. Dr. Jawad Sajid Khan in his office, here on Wednesday.
During the meeting announcement of the previous Punjab government to establish Institute of Cardiology in Quetta (QIC) came under discussion.
It was said that due to the security situation and some other reasons the project was not materialized however, the situation in Balochistan has been improved significantly.
Minister Health Balochistan disclosed that his government has allocated 100 kanals of land for establishing QIC. Moreover, funds have also been allocated in the development program of Balochistan. The Minister requested that Punjab government should play its due role according to the promise for the construction of QIC in Balochistan.
He was of the view that Punjab Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department should impart training and capacity building of the doctors and nurses for the institution.
Health Minister Balochistan said that Punjab government should also provide its share of funds for the cardiac institution and purchase of medical equipments.
While talking to his counterpart Prof. Jawad Sajid Khan said that initially he was the member of that committee which was constituted to establish a cardiac institute in Quetta therefore, I am fully aware of the facts.
Dr Jawad Sajid Khan assured the Health Minister Balochistan that he will bring the issue in the knowledge of Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab and request him to give his recommendations for the fulfilling the promise to the next coming provincial government.
Health Minister Balochistan said that Balochistan is intend to replicate the success story of Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) and wants to establish and institution on the pattern of PHC for which technical assistance and cooperation of Punjab government will be appreciated.
Health Minister Punjab Dr Jawad Sajid Khan directed the Secretary Specialized Healthcare Saqib Zafar to coordinate with PHC to send a team of experts from PHC to Balochistan for providing technical guidance for the establishment of healthcare commission in Balochistan.

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