Published On: Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Decision taken to grant status of medical college to CBGH Rawalpindi

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RAWALPINDI: Decision has been taken to accord status of teaching hospital and medical college to Cantonment Board General Hospital (CBGH) Rawalpindi in collaboration with private Yusra medical college.

For this purpose, ground floor, 5th and 6th floor of hospital have been got vacated for handing over them to private medical college and hospital has been shifted to basement.

A former federal minister Raja Shahid Zafar had donated 16 kanal land for establishment of CBGH and five floors and one basement were constructed on this donated land. This is the only hospital on the roof top of which helipad has been built.

Cantonment Board management is of the opinion that teaching hospital status to this hospital will ensure better medical facilities to the people.

The social circles and civil society members have rejected this decision saying that this move will make the treatment facility highly expensive and out of access of the poor segments of society as the hospital will be run on commercial basis.}