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Federal govt earmarks Rs21.72 billion for health sector in budget 2021-22

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  • Budget paperwork present Rs13.07 billion has been allotted to out-going initiatives whereas Rs8.65 billion has been allotted to new initiatives.
  • Govt earmarks Rs5.6 billion for Sehat Sahulat Programme and Prime Minister’s Nationwide Health Insurance coverage Programme phase-II.
  • Rs713.152 million allotted for upgradation of rural health amenities and strengthening health division.

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allotted Rs21.72 billion to twenty ongoing and 26 new initiatives in the health sector beneath the Public Sector Improvement Programme 2021-22.

The budget paperwork confirmed that out of the whole allotted quantity, Rs13.07 billion has been allotted to out-going initiatives whereas Rs8.65 billion has been earmarked for new initiatives.

An additional breakdown of the quantity confirmed Rs5.6 billion has been earmarked for the Sehat Sahulat Programme and Prime Minister’s Nationwide Health Insurance coverage Programme phase-II.

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Whereas Rs2.2 billion has been allotted for the extension of the Intensive Care Division of Mom and Youngster Health Centre and Youngsters Hospital on the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad.

As per the Public Sector Improvement Programme (PSDP) doc, Rs2 billion has been put aside for the institution of a 200-bed hospital in  Islamabad. The quantity additionally covers the feasibility prices of the venture.

The federal government has additionally allotted Rs1.75 billion for the institution of a 200-bed Accident and Emergency Centre on the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, together with feasibility.

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Over Rs 1.6 billion has been earmarked for the institution of a 200- mattress Centre of Excellence for Gynecology and Obstetrics in Rawalpindi. Whereas an quantity of Rs1 billion has been allotted for the institution of the Federal Authorities Polyclinic (PGMI)-II at G-11/3, Islamabad. The allotted quantity additionally contains the feasibility prices.

Equally, Rs879 million have been allotted for the substitute and up-gradation of HVAC plant room tools and allied works at PIMS, Islamabad. The federal government has additionally earmarked Rs750 million for the event of the Built-in Illness Surveillance and Response System (IDSRS) with Public Health Laboratories Community (PHLN) and Workforce Improvement for transition of Area Epidemiology and Laboratory Coaching Program (FELTP).

An quantity of Rs713.152 million has been allotted for the upgradation of the agricultural health amenities and strengthening of the health division for efficient health care provision.

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An quantity of Rs 500 million has been allotted to improve the Neurosurgery Division and supply important tools in the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.

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