’Free medicines to be provided at four govt hospitals’

KARACHI: Medibank Trust would provide free medicines to patients in four government hospitals in Karachi in memory of the colleagues and their relatives who have passed away; this was announced by the Medibank Trust in a launching ceremony held at a local hotel on Monday.

The hospitals where clinics are to be set up include Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Civil Hospital Karachi and Pakistan Railway Hospital. Initially, 40 life-saving medicines would be provided.

Medibank clinic at ASH will be named after 12th Commoner Dr Sundus Qureshi which was inaugurated by her mother, while clinic at JPMC will be named after the late wife of Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi, which was inaugurated by his daughter Saba Siddiqi.

Earlier, IG Police Ghulam Haider Jamali gave lunch in honour of the participants. Chief Secretary Sindh Siddique Memon, Chairman PNSC Arif Elahi, Additional Secretary Establishment Islamabad, Accountant Director General Evaluation Pakistan Customs Samera Nazeer, Collector Customs Rubina Wasti, DC Malir Qazi Jan Mohammad, Auria Jan Maqbool, Senior Director ASH Salma Kausar, Executive Director of JPMC Professor Anisul Hasan Bhatti and other senior officers of different were also present.

The commissioner Karachi expressed hoped that the clinics being set would help fulfill needs of patients. It would provide 12th Commonors of Civil Services Academy a chance to serve the humanity in cooperation with the hospitals for which he extended his gratitude to them. He said Medibanks Trust is already serving in other provinces and now the trust has decided to work in Sindh which is being started from Karachi.

Senior Director Salma Kausar thanked the Medibank Trust and said that the medicines would support cause of the hospitals and would be helpful in fulfilling needs of the patients.

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