The prevention of diabetes and the control of hepatitis C both receive Rs 1 billion in the budget year 2023–2024.
In the federal budget for the fiscal year 2023-24, the federal government has allotted Rs13.1 billion for the health sector. Within the overall budget for health care, Rs2.5 billion was allotted to be spent on 9 new programmes that are part of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). According to the PSDP document 2023-24, the federal budget 2023-24 allotted Rs500 million for the prevention of diabetes, and an amount equal to that was allotted for the Prime Minister’s Hepatitis C Control Programme. In a similar vein, the creation of a Centre of Biologics and Cancer Research / Treatment at PAQSJIMS at Gambat, Khairpur Sindh, has been allocated Rs500 million in funding.
Additionally, the Sindh government would provide an equal amount of funding to the project. To ensure that federating areas have access to universal health care, the new plans include allocating Rs250 million for the National Health Support Project, Rs200 million for the development of a Community Health Centre (CHC) at Bokra in ICT Islamabad, and Rs300 million for the establishment of an Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL).The government has also allotted Rs100 million for the purchase of equipment for the establishment of a cancer hospital in Islamabad, and Rs150 million for the strengthening of the drug control section of the Health Department,
ICT Islamabad, in order to provide safe and high-quality medicines to the people who live in Islamabad. Also, 10.5 billion rupees have been allotted for the continuation of 22 different schemes, such as 94.5 million rupees for the purchase of equipment for the establishment of a cancer hospital in Islamabad, 500 million rupees for the development of an integrated diseases surveillance and response system (IDSRS) in conjunction with the Public Health Laboratories Network (PHLN), and workforce development for the transition of the Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (FELTP), and 50 million rupees for theThe Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad will get approximately 1,200 million rupees to fund the construction of an accident and emergency centre with a capacity of two hundred beds.
Other significant budgetary allotments are being made for ongoing projects, such as Rs300 million for the Implementation of the National Action Plan on Population (2021-26), Rs300 million for the Up-Gradation of Neurosurgery Department and Provision of Essential Equipment at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad, and Rs350 million for the Upgradation of the Radiology Department at the Shaikh Zayed Post Graduate Medical Institute in Lahore.
In the same vein, one billion rupees have been allocated for the construction of a cancer hospital in Islamabad, 356,9 million rupees have been allocated for the up-gradation of rural health facilities and the strengthening of the health department for effective health care provision, and 150 million rupees have been allocated for the strengthening of the Common Management Unit (TB, HIV/AIDS, and Malaria) and the acceleration of response to control the three diseases, all of which are ongoing schemes in the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation