LAHORE, (Muzaffargarh.City – 29th Mar, 2017 ) : The Punjab government and Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust signed an agreement regarding the management of the Kidney Hospital Multan.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif was the chief guest of the ceremony held at Model Town on Wednesday. From the Punjab government, Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical education Najam Ahmed Shah and board Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Trust Javed Saleem Qureshi signed the agreement.
Under the agreement, the control of Kidney Hospital Multan has been handed over to Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital. Addressing the ceremony, Shehbaz Sharif said today an agreement had been signed between the Punjab government and Indus Group under which the control of 150-bed Kidney Hospital had been handed over to Indus Group.
He added that Indus Group was running Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital, Muzaffargarh in a very excellent manner and this hospital had become an example of excellent performance not only in South Punjab but also in the whole country.
He said in the same way, Indus Group was also running another hospital in nearby area of Lahore, Ladhar, where patients from Kasur and Sheikhupura arrive. He said Kidney Hospital Multan had been established at a cost of two billion rupees and provided modern machinery.
He added under the agreement, Indus Group would take over responsibility of kidney Hospital Multan in 12 weeks and by June this hospital will start providing the best medical aid to kidney patients and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be requested to inaugurate the hospital.
He said the Punjab government had inaugurated first hepatitis filter clinic two weeks ago in Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and this clinic was also being run by a trust comprising philanthropists and renowned surgeons, while Punjab government had provided funds for it but changed the model of management.
He said Dr Abdul Bari is the main spirit of the Indus Group who is a great person for having sympathy for patients and for being honest person. He added Dr Abdul Bari is our pride. He said a revolution had been brought about by running Receipt Tayyip Erdogan Hospital, Muzzafargarh.
He added there would no strike in hospitals which had been given to the Indus Group and no patient will be refused treatment and the common man will get treatment which was his right.
He said there was no room for those who did politics for creating misunderstanding.
The CM said people needed medicine, treatment and they did not need strikes or protests. He said the Punjab government was serving the ailing humanity along with PKLI and it was a game changer and will prove to be a big milestone in healthcare system.
He said:” We are trying and also praying that senior doctors of government hospitals should also serve patients in the real sense”. Shehbaz Sharif said doctors will be given great respect and he would fight against those who did not serve patients and indulged in politics and will not tolerate any hurdle in the provision of best medical facilities to the masses.
He said elite go abroad for their treatment by spending crores of rupees but the poor patients have to face difficulties in treatment in the hospitals. This is an obsolete system which will be changed at every cost, he added.
He said the Punjab government would further forward model of public private partnership and this model will be introduced in government hospitals and he will salute those who will support us in this noble cause and people will fight against those who will create hurdles in this regard.
Shehbaz Sharif said that people of this group were not only serving the humanity but also spend from their own pocket and we will expand this model throughout the province. He said that now there will be no strike or protest at Multan Kidney Hospital rather people will be treated respectfully.
He said that there are large number of “Masihas” present in government hospitals who are serving the ailing humanity but some people only indulge in politics although the profession of doctors is very dignified.
The Chief Minister requested philanthropists to come forward, construct and run hospitals and allocate one portion out of this for poor people for which resources will be provided by the Punjab government.
Provincial Minister Kh Salman Rafiq, Special Assistant Malik Ahmed Khan, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman Regional Board Indus Mian Muhammad Ahsan and concerned officials were also present.