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    PM approved establishment of NUMS Medical City in Federal Capital

    Chitral Times Report


    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today approved, in principle, the establishment of NUMS Medical City in the Federal Capital for the purpose of further strengthening provision of quality health care facilities to the residents of twin cities. The proposed Medical City would be set-up with relocation and expansion of the existing National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS). The decision was taken during a briefing by Vice Chancellor National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Lt Gen Syed Imran Majeed at Prime Minister’s Office Islamabad. As per the plan, approved by the Prime Minister, the proposed state of the art medical facility would comprise of 4000 beds in the first phase which would be further enhanced to 9000 beds in due course. The city would cater to 270,000 in-patients and 5,000,000 outdoor patients per year. The proposed medical facility would also undertake research on indigenization of active pharmaceuticals, vaccines and anti-sera, drugs standardizations and other medical related activities. The Prime Minister also committed that the Federal Government will contribute financially in the development of the Medical City. The Prime Minister appreciated Vice Chancellor NUMS and his team for their idea and efforts for the establishment of Medical City.


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