CJ orders to complete Rawalpindi’s Mother, Child Hospital in 18-month
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Sunday gave 18-months deadline to complete the construction of Rawalpindi’s Mother and Child Hospital in 18 months
A two-member bench headed by the chief justice heard the case related to the hospital. During the hearing, the chief justice remarked that these matters were delayed just only because of the government officials. He lamented that the hospital’s construction has been delayed for 10 years.
The chief justice suddenly visited Rawalpindi’s Mother and Child Hospital and also reached Institute of Cardiology. During the visit, he directed the relevant authorities to complete the construction of Rawalpindi’s Mother and Child Hospital in 18 months.
Saqib Nisar said that no one can take even a one leave during the construction of this project, adding that there would be no funds delay this time around.
In cardiology, the top judge asked from the patients and their attendants about the complaints and took the samples of medicines from the pharmacy. He said that the samples will be tested completely.
Before the visit in hearing, the additional attorney general requested for two year time period for completing the project of hospital. The CJP refused to give two years, saying that the project was already delayed so every day was important. He remarked that the construction of staff’s home but not constructed hospital.
As the hearing was under way, petitioner Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed asked the chief justice to visit the facility but the top judge declined.
Praising the chief justice’s involvement in the matter, Rasheed also proposed that the facility be named after Chief Justice Nisar but the suggestion was not entertained by the court. Talking to the media outside the apex court, Rasheed termed today’s proceedings a “big day” for Rawalpindi.
Later, the chief justice also visited the site of the under-construction hospital and admonished PWD’s chief engineer. Rasheed was also present at the site during the chief justice’s visit, for which strict security arrangements had been made.
Chief Justice Nisar also visited the hospital’s water filtration and waste management plants where he tasted the drinking water. He also ordered that the water sample be sent for tests.
The CJP then headed towards Polyclinic, the capital’s second largest government hospital. He expressed dismay at the unavailability of medicines, CT scan and other machines. The chief justice also took samples of the medicines at the hospital so they could be tested independently.