A delegation of officials of the Association of Private Hospitals called on the Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan in his Assembly Chamber here yesterday and apprised him of the building code, parking and other issues facing the private hospitals. The Chief Minister while talking to the delegation has said that the government was taking all possible steps to address the problems facing the health sector and provide better treatment facilities in the public sector hospitals for which huge funds have been allocated in the budget. To reduce the pressure of patients, private sector hospitals can play an important role, however, these hospitals have to take care of hygiene and other SOPs. The government wants private hospitals to be properly regulated so that the performance of these hospitals can be improved. He said that a large number of private hospitals are located in the inner city which is facing other problems including parking. He said that the present government is working on plans for the development and expansion of Quetta city. The city’s road network is being expanded The development and trade activities in the surrounding areas of the city will increase and the traffic and population pressure in the inner city will be reduced. He said that private hospitals should be shifted on other newly constructed roads and the government would co-operate in providing land for setting up of hospitals.