Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday approved two health projects worth Rs 11.6 billion. The health projects have been approved for Sukkur and Sialkot in a meeting chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan.
Secretary Planning Mathar Niaz Rana, Senior officials from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions also participated in the meeting while representatives from Provincial Governments participated through video conference.
Two projects related to health presented in the meeting. First project namely “Establishment of 250 bedded mother & Child Hospital Sialkot, Punjab” worth Rs 4970.65 million approved by the CDWP.
The objective of the project is to enhance access to quality maternity care for the population of Sialkot and its surrounding areas, to ensure provision of satisfactory antenatal, natal and post natal services, to provide by highly qualified consultants from disciplines of obstetrics, gynecology, pediatric and neonatology and to provide family planning counseling and services for effective population planning.
Second project of Health was “Establishment of Child Health Care Institute Sukkur” worth Rs. 6549.339 million.
The project envisages accessible specialized health care to children of North Sindh, adjoining districts and the bordering areas of other provinces through a proposed facility of 200 indoor beds, OPD with specialized diagnostic and surgical services and academic affiliation with Medical Colleges/Universities.
CDWP approved two Concepts Clearance proposals namely “Sindh Early Learning Enhancement through Classroom Transformation” and “Development of Boarder Terminals at different locations” as well.