ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Aamir Mehmood Kiani on Monday said the government was striving to improve the standard of medical education to have quality doctors in the country.
Addressing a ceremony at College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), the minister said the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan had shown keen interest in health infrastructure development and bringing positive change in the provision of quality healthcare delivery system for the people.
He said the government was going to establish four new hospitals in the federal capital for facilitating the masses.
The minister said the government hospitals of Islamabad had been facing shortage of staff since long time.
He said there was a big shortage of nurses in the country and a nursing university would be established in the capital soon and budget of Rs 10 billion was allocated in this regard, adding the government was taking various steps for improving health sector of the country.
The minister said the government had been working to make federal capital a model health city. He added that there was a plan to work on health tourism with the provision of modern health technology to the hospitals.
He said the government had planned to issue health card to a large number of people while the limit of card was also being increased.