ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved four projects worth Rs 20 billion.

In a meeting headed by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, three projects related to health were presented. The first project presented titled “Establishment of 200 Bedded Mother and Child Hospital and Nursing College, District Attok, Punjab” was worth Rs 5.8 billion, while the second project titled “Establishment of 200 bedded Mother and Child Hospital and Nursing College” was worth Rs 8 billion.

The third project titled “Establishment of 200 bedded Mother and Child Hospital Nursing College” was worth Rs 5.8 billion. All projects were approved with the same changes by the CDWP. The main objective of these three mother and child hospitals projects is to improve access for the marginalized communities to quality maternity and immediate newborn care, while also providing quality services including medical and surgical services to mothers and children to strengthen preventive services like immunization, nutrition and family planning.

Another health project presented in the meeting titled “Feasibility of NIHD Centre of Excellence in Prevention, Cardiovascular Research & Development” worth Rs 25 million was also approved by the forum.

Senior officials from federal governments also participated in the meeting while representatives from provincial governments participated through video conference. 

Hamza Habib is a senior journalist and former editor of who has previously worked for leading newspapers and TV networks of the country. He mainly writes on the economy and political issues.


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