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PM Education Reforms Program Shelved

Islamabad – Prime Minister Education Reforms Program launched for uplifting 423 government sector educational institutes, under the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division has completely been shelved, as no allocation has been proposed for it in the next fiscal year 2018-19. The CADD proposed Rs15,236.924 million for the education sector for next monetary year which includes 15 new schemes for which Rs14,986.924 allocation has been proposed.

In the new schemes, the CADD will establish seven new schools and colleges in different sectors of the city, and will spend a huge sum on uplifting and providing facilities to some of the existing educational institutions.

The Federal Government for the next fiscal year has proposed above Rs4 billion budget for the health sector working under the CADD excluding the extension project of the Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH).

Two major hospitals of the city, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and the Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH) are under the CADD ministry. Majority of the proposed allocations have been made for PIMS Hospital. Total allocation of Rs4,208.539 million has been proposed, including foreign component of Rs100 million with local assistance of Rs108.539 million for the health sector.

The CADD will be starting 16 new schemes in the next monetary year, and the allocated funds would also be utilized for 5 ongoing projects within the health sector.

Allocation of Rs725 million has been proposed for replacement and up-gradation of HVAC Plant room equipment and Allied Works at the PIMS, Rs500 million for Extension of Organ Transplant Centre, Rs300 million for establishment of Centre for Neurosciences, Rs200 million for Federal Medical and Dental College, Rs265 million for the Cancer Hospital,

Rs295 million have been proposed for the establishment of the Shredding Sterilization at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Rs500 million for Up-gradation of Existing Liver Transplant Centre and Rs200 million for up-gradation of other facilities at PIMS. While Rs46 million allocation has been proposed for strengthening of the Intensive Care Unit at the Polyclinic and Rs35 million for the Maternal and Child Care Unit at the hospital.

May 23, 2018

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