Gilgit: Army Medical Corps assures support for establishing medical college, cardiac center

PT Correspondent

Gilgit, November 28: A delegation of the Gilgit-Baltistan Administration, led by the Chief Secretary called on Major General Asif Mumtaz and Brigadier Professor Amir Ikram, to discuss the process for establishment of a medical college in Gilgit-Baltistan. The Pakistan Army Medical Corps has assured that they will offer all possible support for completion of the health projects in the region.

The two sides, according to a press release, discussed in details the health related projects and agreed to increase the pace of work. Several suggestions were made for improvement of the design and structures, after a briefing by a consultant, of the proposed facilities and it was mutually agreed that the changes will be incorporated in the PC-1 documents and presented for approval on urgent basis.

It is pertinent to note that Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawz Sharif during his visit to the region had announced establishment of a cardiac Center in the region, where the population has been increasing but no significant improvements have been made in the health facilities for long.Establishment of Medical and Engineering colleges in the region have also been a long standing demand of the region’s populace.

The GB delegation also included Health Secretary Rasheed Ali, Director Health Ghulam Ali, Dr. Muhammad Rafi and other senior physicians.

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