The Punjab Government is committed to the principle of universal health care for all members of the society - combining mechanisms for health financing and service provision - and improving the health status of the population.
Despite being collectively healthy people of the Punjab and despite the progress in healthcare in the recent decade and substantial increase in public sector spending, there are some important differences in the health of individuals and population. Whilst the overall health has been improving, the health of the least and less well-off has been getting worse. To address these inequalities in health services judicious steps are being taken to improve healthcare delivery for the less fortunate by improving the infrastructure facilities at the all THQs and DHQs of the Punjab in a phased manner.
The deficiency of beds to population ratio is also being addressed by enhancing existing bed capacities at all Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care level. Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital, Muzaffargarh is going under an expansion phase to 500 beds, Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital, Sialkot is going to be expanded by 550 additional beds. A state of the art 800 beds Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute is under construction and will be operational by end of 2017. Another 125 beds General Hospital is being built in Murree
Where the bed capacity is being enhanced, existing teaching hospitals are also being revamped to improve the morbidity figures and lessen the hospital stay. Revamping of Jinnah Hospital, Lahore has started and will be followed by Allied Hospital Faisalabad, Benazir Bhutto Teaching Hospital Rawalpindi and Children Hospital, Multan.
IDAP is the executing agency for all the above-mentioned projects and committed to complete the projects in time and within budget.
The healthcare project wing at IDAP have expertise available with extensive experience within the healthcare field and in the delivery of healthcare services through a planning process yielding innovative solutions that are not only admired but implemented. This experience includes backgrounds in healthcare administration, medical equipment planning, and architectural design of healthcare facilities. It is about simplifying complexity of integrating over 1,000 items from over 200 manufacturers and medical specialties and engineering services sewn together in a well-integrated facility.
Medical technology is also rapidly advancing with past becoming obsolete. Provisions for equipment are designed keeping future roadmap in mind and their selection and procurement starts on a determined schedule after the start of construction and at an appropriate time when latest technology is procured and it fits in well. This team contributes to the design of medical facilities from an end user perspective as well as from an engineering and professional perspective.
Our medical planners are involved at the very beginning of a medical project. Their involvement starts at the planning and programming stage and carries through the design process to ensure that clinical requirements drive the solutions and are not just an afterthought. Hospitals are developed by a design process through multidisciplinary approach.
Our medical equipment planners work with industry to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing technology of medical and diagnostic equipment. We maintain a database that contains thousands of medical equipment items to ensure that the architectural and engineering design teams has the details required for a fully coordinated project. This involvement helps to ensure the specific requirements of the medical equipment systems and facility layout, as well as ensuring that compliance with the necessary codes and criteria are met to provide a state-of-the-art healthcare facility.
This team is about creation of ENVIRONMENT OF CURING.