Islamabad, May 28: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is going to build a 97 bed hospital in Gilgit, the capital of Gilgit – Baltistan region. The project will be completed by October 2011. Another similar hospital will be built in Skardu later.
These plan were shared by a delegation of the USAID that called on CM Mehdi Shah here in Islamabad. Shah was also told that the hospitals will have their separate power-generation plants to ensure round the clock supply of electricity.
CM Shah expressed gratitude for the American investment in Gilgit – Baltistan and also promised to provide the 80 Kanal land for construction of the hospital.
USAID, which is an independent agency of the government of United States, assured Mehdi Shah that more projects will be launched in the region for improvement of health services.