Pakistan’s “first-ever” health tower will be built in Islamabad.

Forming a public-private partnership to develop the aforementioned skyscraper was the directive given by the prime minister during a meeting to review issues pertaining to the Ministry of National Health Services.

The prime minister voiced his concerns over the reported number of new cases of polio in the nation and emphasised the vital role that the health sector plays in saving lives. He also committed to eradicate the illness by working with partners and using all available resources.

Aside from adding highly trained health experts to the Ministry of National Health Services and its affiliated departments, he also asked for the completion of a third-party examination of the laboratories operating under its jurisdiction.

Premier Shehbaz also ordered the medication Regulatory Authority of Pakistan to be audited by a third party and a plan to separate medication processing from the Authority, while promising to personally oversee health-related problems.

In addition, he directed the outsourcing of waste treatment plants and human resources for all government hospitals in Islamabad, as well as the auditing of nursing schools and universities across the nation.

During the briefing, the prime minister was informed that a nursing and midwifery policy framework was nearing completion and that a National Blood Transfusion and Blood Products Policy will be instituted shortly.

To boost the number of graduates, it was reported that nursing colleges were planning to implement an evening shift. Also, in an effort to slow down population growth, development on a revised National Action Plan 2025–30 has begun.

The installation of new medical equipment in Islamabad’s hospitals, valued at Rs 711 million, was reported to the prime minister, who then gave the go-ahead for a third-party audit of the equipment’s acquisition.

The five governmental and four private hospitals in the capital city were functioning waste treatment facilities, and it was announced that a cutting-edge hospital management system would be implemented in Islambad’s hospitals.

A plan for the nation’s production of insulin was being developed, the attendees of the meeting were informed.

Additionally, the prime minister was informed about the country’s plans to manufacture various vaccines, construct pharma parks and plasma fractionation centers, and supply Quetta’s tertiary care hospitals with machinery and equipment.

There were announcements for the establishment of a 50-bed hospital in Musakhel, a tertiary care hospital in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and a Daanish hospital and Institute of Medical Sciences in Gilgit Baltistan.

PM’s Coordinators Malik Mukhtar Ahmed and Rana Ehsan Afzal, together with pertinent senior officers, were present during the meeting. Federal Ministers Ahsan Iqbal and Ahad Khan Cheema

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