District: (Rs. 140 million Pasrur hospital development funds likely to be lapsed)

SIALKOT: The direly needed upgradation of Pasrur THQ Hospital was lying suspended for the last several years, due to the alleged lacked interest by the local elected representatives.

This situation was creating fears about the laps of the special funds of Rs.140 million allocated by the Punjab government for the upgradation of this hospital.

Only two months of the running fiscal year have left, but the concerned officials of the building department still remained unable to prepare its feasibility, due to which it was most feared that the development funds of Rs.140 million would be lapsed if this situation persists here.

According to the details, the then local MPA Ch. Armughan Subhani had got approved the project of upgradation of Pasrur THQ Civil Hospital in 2002 (thirteen years ago) for providing the better medical and health cove to the local people at local level.

Under this project, the residences for the hospital doctors had been constructed in the first phase of this project, while project of establishing the operation theater, general wards and emergency wards was sent to the “cold storage” due to some unknown reasons.

Now, the Punjab government had allocated Rs.140 million for this upgradation , but the running fiscal years was now ending as only two months have left , but the construction work could not be started due to the alleged lack of interest by the local elected representatives and local administration as well.

The local political, social and religious circles have expressed grave concern over this critical situation and they have urged the local elected representatives including MNA Zahid Hamid (former federal minister) and MPA Ch. Munawar Ali Gill to look into the matter in the larger public interest.

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