Published On: Sun, Jan 5th, 2014
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Kidney hospital in Swat to be completed by May 31: Dar

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs & Revenue Division Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Saturday, said that Kidney hospital in Swat would be completed by May 31.

While chairing meeting of Board of Governors/Trustees of Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital Swat here he directed the Committee constituted for the purchase of machinery for the hospital to ensure that it is procured in time and is at par with international standards.

Meeting discussed issues relating to the various aspects of the construction of Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital in Swat were reviewed

The meeting reviewed the expenditure incurred on the Hospital so far, procurement of machinery, appointment of staff and construction phases of the project. The meeting also reviewed the working of the different committees and expressed its satisfaction.

The Finance Minister directed the Committee constituted for the purchase of machinery for the hospital to ensure that it is procured in time and is at par with international standards. The Finance Minister also directed that the consultant should ensure the quality of work was as per approved specifications and highest standards are maintained

The meeting also decided that MOU including the rules & regulations of appointing the staff would be issued at the earliest.

In his remarks during the meeting, Senator Ishaq Dar said that the project is of public welfare and those who participate in this noble cause would do a great public service. The Minister appreciated the work of all stakeholders and said that there would be full transparency.

This hospital is being constructed by the fund of private Philanthropists of the country. After its completion, the hospital will cater to the needs of Kidney patients in Swat and far flung areas who have to now travel all the way to Peshawar for treatment.

The Minister issued instructions for the completion of the project by 31st May 2014. The meeting was also attended by Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Javed Aslam , Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa the Finance & Health secretaries of Punjab and KPK, local administration of Swat and Senior Officials of Punjab and KhyberPakhtunkhwa..
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