Private sector’s role significant in taking welfare initiatives in health sector: President

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 6 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said that Pakistan ranks highest with its charity-to-income ratio in the world and emphasized that private sector can play an important role by taking welfare initiatives in health sector.  Addressing at the ground-breaking of the country’s first-ever Children Eye Hospital by Al-Shifa Trust on its 25th anniversary, the President said such projects by private sectors compliment the efforts of government that faces restraint of resources. President Mamnoon Hussain mentioned that many under-developed areas of the country had no access to healthcare facilities and said the society could support the government in extending medical facilities to the deprived segment of population.