ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government attaches high priority to the provision of quality health facilities across the country particularly in the rural areas. The Prime Minister said this while talking to a delegation of Depilex Smile Again Foundation comprising three Italian doctors who called on him at the PM’s House this afternoon. The Italian doctors are currently visiting Pakistan for the proposed 30-bed hospital to be constructed for the treatment and rehabilitation of women with acid burns in Sanghi near Multan in collaboration with the Italian chapter of Smile Again Foundation.
The Prime Minister expressed the confidence that the proposed hospital would be a centre of excellence for reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation of women who suffer from acid burns or stove explosion burns. The delegation briefed the Prime Minister that a thirty-bed hospital would be built at the cost of Rs. 38 crore and would be completed within two years. The hospital complex would include shelter homes for patients, physiotherapy centre, surgery operation theaters, vocational training centre, and free dispensary and OPD facility. The delegation thanked the Prime Minister for donating land out of his personal property for Clinical Research Facility to be set up in the hospital.-SANA