Free medicine centre established at ASH

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Wednesday said free medicine centre had been established at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) by the officers of Civil Services Academy (CSA) as a MediBank Trust welfare project.

The free medicines will be provided on the recommendations of relevant doctors, he said while talking to inaugural ceremony of the project. The free medicine centre has been named after daughter of income tax commissioner ASH Basharat Qureshi, late Dr Sundus Qureshi. Basharat Qureshi inaugurated the centre.

Siddiqui said 12th common’s officers of CSA had started the welfare work through a trust with an enthusiasm of social welfare. Free medicine centres would also be set up at three other government hospitals of the city which included Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Civil Hospital Karachi and Pakistan Railway Hospital.

40 medicines would at the moment be provided at the hospitals on the recommendations of doctors under the supervision of hospital administration, he said.

The commissioner Karachi said common men were dependant on government hospitals. Expensive medicines had become unaffordable. The government was trying to fulfil needs of the health of people by developing health sector.

He said it was welcoming that 12th common officers of CSA were keen to serve people in different departments of the country.

Founder of MediBank Trust Naif Deck, Senior Director Health Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), and doctors and administration of ASH were also present on the occasion.

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