Islamabad - The capital administration & development division (CADD) is all set to establish a state-of-the-art medical tower at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) that will have 800-bed hospital including 200 semi-private, 100 private and two VIP rooms.

CADD Minister of State Barrister Usman Ibrahim chaired a meeting regarding the establishment of medical tower at PIMS on Tuesday. The CADD is planning to build a state-of-the-art medical tower in PIMS, said the minister. Preliminary analysis has been conducted by IPDF (infrastructure project development facility) of the ministry of finance on the basis of PC-I (2006) of the project and feasibility study of PIMS National Institute of Dentistry (2009). The estimated cost of the project would be Rs 8.3 billion.

The minister emphasised on the need of having new hospital and medical school for the capital city. “We need to be farsighted enough to give a healthy life to our future generation and for that such medical facility has an important part to play in.”

According to PC-I, the Medical Tower would have 800 beds hospital including 200 semi-private, 100 private and two VIP rooms. It would also have a medical and a dental school with approximate class size of 100 students including national and international students. This project would be executed as a public-private partnership to provide the medical treatments and facilities like liver transplant, open-heart surgery etc. The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) will be the 51% shareholder in it, stated the state minister.

The minister said that after the verification and validation by the SZABMU, IPDF would proceed with the preparation of relevant documents.

The meeting was attended by Adil Anwar, CEO IPDF, Ahmad Imran, senior infrastructure specialist IPDF, Javed Akram, vice-chancellor SZABMU, Dr Altaf Hussain, administrator PIMS, and Saeed Ullah Niazi, director (finance).