ISLAMABAD (APP) - In wake of prevailing water scarcity, the Capital Development Authority has decided to disallow use of clean drinking water for washing streets or other unnecessary purposes as it has planned to initiate supply of untreated water to serve the purpose. We would strictly ban the use of drinkable water to wash streets or homes. The residents would be supplied untreated water from sewage treatment plant through tankers on their demand as the Authority has streamlined the water supply system to ensure quick and timely supply to the residents, CDAs Director General Water Management Wing Sanaullah Aman told the agency. He said that special tankers had been allocated to supply untreated water to the residents and the service would be launched from August 1. He said under new policy on water supply stressing judicious use of water to avoid its wastage, the residents would be imposed penalties if found guilty. He said special surveillance teams have been constituted to keep strict eye on the wastage of water across the federal capital and issue ticket to the one wasting this precious natural resource. He said the civic body is scheduled to launch an awareness drive from August 6, to realise the people about the vitality of the natural resource, adding that the drive would feature display of posters, banners, seminar as well as media campaign. People would be told how they can save water while brushing teeth, during bath, hand wash, car wash, in garden or even in the kitchen. In this way, every citizen can save hundreds of gallons a day, said Sanaullah Aman. He said under new policy, the civic body would also focus to improve its own dilapidated supply system causing almost 55 percent of water wastage, what he resolved would be brought down to 45 percent by replacing old rusty pipelines and ending the leakage during current season. Besides, the CDA would shortly cut all illegal connections, the number of those have mounted to 200, most of those, Aman said, are found in Simly Dam area, Bari Imam and other rural areas of the capital city. He said all the resources providing water to Islamabad are being inter-linked to cope with the needs of water-deficient area, adding that in the first phase, the CCDA has connected supply line of Simly and Khanpur dams. The director general said the capital city is receiving water from three main resources including above said two dams and a vast net of 180 tube wells, adding that the water complaints are decreasing by the day. 'Water complaints have stood at 700 a day against 1,400 about a couple of months ago. But no complaint is put off on the next day rather all of them are addressed on the same day, Aman added. He said number of tankers have also been increased from 25 to 32, besides 15 tankers inducted by the CDA-hired private firm to ensure timely water supply. PIMS to have state of art trauma centre Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has planned to set up a state of the art trauma centre with the financial assistance of United Arab Emirates government. According to hospital sources, the construction work of the centre will be started soon which will be completed within the period of two years. They said the centre will be equipped with modern medical equipment to provide best medical treatment services to the patients. Sources said keeping in view the increasing burden of patients in OPD, the hospital administration is taking steps to facilitate the patients while the emergency ward of the hospital is also being expanded. They said the PCR facility is being started in the hospital for hepatitis patients within the period of two months. The hospital will provide this expensive testing facility on nominal charges, they added. Sources said the Prime Minister has released funds of Rs 15 million for treatment of hepatitis patients in PIMS. They said steps are also been taken to provide immediate health services to the patients besides renovation of all departments including emergency and OPD. Sources said for expansion of the hospital and provision of more facilities, the federal government will provide an amount of Rs 2.25 billion phase-wise out of which Rs 50 million will be provided during current year. According to them, the government has allocated an estimated amount of Rs 1.44 billion in current budget for PIMS. Sources said daily 3,500 patients visit OPD and 900 patients visit emergency ward while 5000 tests conducted in hospitals laboratory out of which 50 percent tests are being conducted free of cost while 50 percent on nominal charges. They said PIMS is the only hospital in the country that has 22 specialists departments. They said during last year over 24,600 patients were operated in the hospital. Sources said the hospital provides free medicines to patients at emergency ward, adding, the government has provided an amount of Rs 290 million for provision of free medicines during the year. They said around 70% hospital budget uses on heart surgeries, CCU, children ICU, Burn Unit and different ICU wards with 120 beds, operation theaters and laboratory tests.