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Capital to get first state-of-art cancer hospital

By June 2025, Islamabad is expected to get its first state-of-the-art cancer hospital in the PIMS.

However, it has been learned that the original PC-I cost of the project, Rs 1,998 million, has increased by more than 70%, to Rs 3,406 million, in the updated PC-I over the years.

The working paper has been submitted to the Central Development Working Party by the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives. Previously, on December 13, 2018, the decision to create the hospital was made at a meeting on health reforms led by then Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Punjab, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The project cost Rs 1,998 million according to the initial PC-I, but increased to Rs 3,406 million according to the updated PC-I, implying a more than 70% increase in the original cost. According to sources, the PC-I was received in PD&SI on January 24, 2023, and the project is planned to be funded by the PSDP. From February 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025, the project will be finished in two and a half years (2 years and 5 months).

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