Three PAEC cancer hospitals to be upgraded at cost of Rs 2959m

01:18 PM | 31 May, 2018
Three PAEC cancer hospitals to be upgraded at cost of Rs 2959m
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ISLAMABAD - The government would upgrade three hospitals of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in the new fiscal year with the allocation of a huge money of Rs 2959.447 million, it has been learnt.

A major chunk of funds worth Rs. 1485.240 million was reserved for Up-gradation of Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital-NORI (AECH-NORI) to facilitate patients of twin cities and its nearby areas for the new fiscal year (2018-19).

Moreover, Rs. 755.327 million and Rs. 718.880 million respectively have been allocated for two cancer hospitals of Gilgit Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiology (GINOR) and Gujranwala Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology (GINUM), Phase-II.

Confirming the allocation, an official of PAEC shared that the budgetary allocation for the cancer hospitals is a remarkable step of the incumbent government to allocate appropriate funds for facilitating patients of the deadly disease.

"The latest equipment would be provided to the Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital (AECH) NORI including PET Scan and Cyber Knife Technology through which the cancer tissues may be killed at the spot with precision," he added.

The official highlighted that technology was being used in many advanced countries and now it would be introduced in the capital with the funds allocated in the next fiscal budget.

The technology of Cyber Knife is currently available at Jinnah Hospital Karachi but the patients of other areas suffer due to lack of access and resources.

The Gilgit Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiology (GINOR) started functioning this year to facilitate people of the areas and its adjoining places and the funds reserved for the hospital are imperative for introducing the required equipment and other facilities, he elaborated.

The Gujarwala Institute of Nuclear Medicine &Radiology (GINUM), Phase-II would also accelerate the treatment pace for the patients of Central Punjab suffering from this disease.