The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has granted approval to Rs70 billion healthcare project. Complete with 45 billion new healthcare facilities across the country, it has been termed “the largest healthcare project ever”.
The news comes courtesy of Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who took to Twitter to announce the approval of the mega healthcare project.
“ECNEC approved the largest health care project ever done by federal govt worth Rs. 70 billion,” he tweeted. “The project includes 45 billion for new health care facilities, 7 billion for national health surveillance, 13 billion water sanitation & hygiene & interventions in less developed areas.”
The momentous decision to approve the project was taken during an ECNEC meeting chaired by Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Thursday.
The project will include a national health upgrade, a national program for water and sanitation and hygiene, natural calamity control, and novel coronavirus interventions for under-developed areas.