CDA awards Sector I-17 to National University of Medical Sciences – Latest News – The Nation
Islamabad– The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will allocate the entire I-17 sector of 7,344 channels, at Rs 1.8 million per channel, on a rental right basis, to the National University of Medical Sciences for the creation of a medical city, it was reliably learned here on Wednesday.
For the construction of a 1,600-bed hospital, as well as research facilities and other related services in the medical city, the National University of Medical Sciences plans to acquire 900 acres of land (7,344 kanals, i.e. entire sector I-17, Islamabad) of CDA at a total cost of Rs 13.6 billion, official sources told The Nation.
NUMS plans to establish a medical city in sector I-17, Islamabad. The medical city will be unique in Southeast Asia as it will encompass all facets of medical education, research and development, and healthcare delivery under one roof. This inclusive state-of-the-art educational and healthcare facility will benefit approximately 12 million people in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and its adjacent areas and promote medical tourism. The Ministry of Defense is the sponsoring agency for the project. The planned medical city will provide opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students for education and research and development in the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, biomedical engineering and veterinary sciences with a necessary complement of social sciences and liberal arts. multidisciplinary faculty. The allocation of land on the basis of a right to lease will initially be for 33 years and may be extended for two subsequent periods of 33 years each.
However, the technical section of the Planning Commission questioned the mandate of the Ministry of Defense for the provision of health services to the general public. The mandate of the ministry extends to the provision of health services to the personnel of the armed forces, while the project under consideration extends to the provision of health services to the general public not only of ICT but also of Rawalpindi, AJK and GB, the source said. Therefore, it should be more appropriate for the project with the current concept and scope to be taken up by the entity mandated to provide health services to the general public in Islamabad, the planning commission has recommended.
The Economic Evaluation Section of the Planning Commission, on the other hand, said that the sponsors can justify the choice of Islamabad as the project location, when other parts of the country need such facilities.
The medical city should be completed in 4 phases spread over a period of 20 years. The estimated cost of the 1st phase of 5 years was estimated at Rs 17 billion. The 1st phase will consist of a 600-bed hospital coupled with medical, nursing, paramedical institutes and related facilities, followed by a 2nd phase of 600 beds and a 3rd phase of 400 beds with corresponding related facilities. Finally, the 4th phase will include the development of the remaining allied and commercial installations for the completion of the medical city.