LAHORE, Dec 26 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the state-of-the-art Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Hospital at Bedian Road.
He also reviewed modern treatment facilities provided at the hospital and visited the building. The chief minister also went to modern filter clinic (Emergency) and saw its different sections as well as talked to doctors and paramedical staff.
Later, he inspected center for rehabilitation of the disabled and appreciated the treatment facilities for the patients facing physical disability.
He also inspected modern lab, wards, X-ray room, mother and child health clinic and other medical facilities in the main building of the hospital.
Talking to the staff, the chief minister said this splendid hospital had been set up to provide quality healthcare to people and he was pleased that the staff of the hospital was alert and polite while there was an excellent system of cleanliness in the hospital.
Addressing a function after inauguration of the hospital, Shehbaz Sharif said the 60-bed hospital had been completed in two years and latest treatment facilities had been provided to patients.
He said free treatment and medicines would be provided to patients while the bed capacity of the hospital will be increased to 100 beds in future.
The chief minister said the hospital was a precious gift for residents of Bedian and a computerized system had been introduced for inventory control.
He said the hospital will be run on the patron of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Trust Hospital Muzaffargarh and he was confident that the head of the Indus Hospital Dr Faisal Bari and his team will operate the hospital in a professional manner which would benefit ailing humanity.
The Chief Minister said a modern center for the rehabilitation of disabled persons had also been set up in the hospital. He congratulated the concerned doctors on the establishment of this center.
Shehbaz Sharif said inauguration of the hospital on the occasion of Quaid-e-Azam Day reflected the determination to serve the ailing humanity and this hospital was another step towards establishment of Pakistan of the Quaid.
He said all-out efforts were needed to transform Pakistan in accordance with the vision of the Quaid-e-Azam. He said provision of easy and inexpensive education and health facilities were essential for realizing the dream of the Quaid.
He said Quaid-e-Azam had created Pakistan so that quality education and health facilities could be available to all people.
He said efforts were being made under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to provide equal facilities to all citizens.
He said modern treatment and education facilities were basic rights of every citizen and the government will ensure this right as Quaid-e-Azam had created Pakistan for this purpose.
He said it was time for practical efforts and the golden principles of honesty and hard work will be adopted to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state.
The Chief Minister said measures were being taken speedily under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the improvement of economic and social sectors.
Therefore, he said, work was in progress expeditiously on several projects in energy, infrastructure and transport sectors under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Referring to Lahore Orange Line Metro Train, the Chief Minister said it was a precious gift of Chinese leadership for people of Pakistan and after completion of this project, 250,000 people will benefit from this facility daily.
He said the nation had achieved tremendous successes in war against terrorism by displaying unprecedented unity.
He said that political and military leadership were on one page in the war against terrorism.
He said the Pak Army had broken the back of terrorists through Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the nation was determined to completely eliminate terrorism and sectarianism.
He said no effort will be spared for rooting out terrorists and their facilitators and Pakistan will be made a haven of peace.
The Chief Minister thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Trust Hospital Muzaffargarh Mian Muhammad Ahsan, head of Indus Hospital Dr Faisal Bari and International Red Cross on the provision of modern treatment facilities in the hospital.
He also felicitated Christian employees working in the hospital on Christmas and said that Punjab government shared their joys.
Advisor on Health Kh Salman Rafiq, Assembly Members, newly-elected local bodies representatives, Secretary Health, Commissioner Lahore Division and concerned officers were also present.