New medical center proposed to G-11 to serve slum residents: Senate briefed

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ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – July 29, 2022): The Senate informed on Friday that a new medical center is proposed at G-11 Markaz to serve slum residents located at G-12 and F-12 in the capital federal.

Responding to questions posed during Question Time in the Senate, the Minister of State for Law and Justice informed the Senate that the Director of Health Services Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) performs his duties in various sectors from Islamabad.

He said the population of sectoral areas is 650,000 while the population of slums in G-6, G-7, G-8, G-12, H-9, I-9, I-10, I- 11, Bekha Saeedan and Rawal Town have about 80,000 inhabitants which is 12% of the total population residing in sectoral areas of Islamabad.

He said rural areas, including slums, are looked after by the District Health Officer (DHO) office of the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination.

The minister said that Capital Development Authority (CDA) has installed drinking water filtration plants in ICT sectors and the slum population is using the same for drinking water.

Shahadat Awan said that Environmental Protection Institute (EPI) vaccination is provided to slum residents at MCI medical centers located at G-6, G-7, G-9, I-8, I -10, F-11 and Rawal Town.

He said all slums are also targeted by a network of 4 outreach vaccinators who receive equipment such as motorbikes, cold chain equipment and other vaccines.

He said the above-mentioned institutions provide primary and secondary health care services and carry out campaigns against measles, poliomyelitis, deworming and other EPI campaigns.

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