A modern nursing training center is set to be established in northeast Pakistan at a hospital named in honor of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president.
The Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust in Muzaffargarh, located some 380 kilometers (236 miles) from Lahore, capital of the northeastern Punjab province, was given as a gift by Türkiye to Pakistan. It began its operations in July 2014 with 60 beds, and later upped that significantly to 500.
Mohsin Naqvi, the caretaker chief minister of Punjab, on Tuesday visited the hospital and announced the proposed establishment of the nursing center.
“I am so pleased to see that the hospital has maintained its international standards over the years,” Naqvi told reporters.
He said the provincial government would establish various hospitals of similar standards across the province.
Apart from Muzaffargarh, the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust is currently running four hospitals on the outskirts of Lahore, and two major blood transfusion centers in the Multan and Bahawalpur districts of Punjab.