Ardeshir Cowasjee remembered at SIUT
KARACHI— Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) organized a memorial event “Remembering Ardeshir” for the late renowned journalist, intellectual and philanthropist “Ardeshir Cowasjee” at SIUT. Rich glowing tributes were paid to Cowasjee on his tremendous humanitarian activities for Pakistan as a whole and Karachi in particular.
SIUT Director Prof. Adibul Hasan Rizvi while recalling the philanthropy of late Cowasjee said that he was a real friend of SIUT and in 1993 donated haemodialysis machines in the name of his wife. Subsequently he donated an entire hepatitis B positive dedicated haemodialysis unit in the name of his mother Mucca Cowasjee comprising of 24 machines.
Prof. Rizvi further recalled saying that Cowasjee contributed maximally towards the SIUT lithotripsy unit by donating 4 lithotripsy equipments from which thousands of patients were getting free and quality stone treatment. Another feather to his cap was his contribution of Angiography equipment for the radiology unit to enable SIUT for providing a facility to thousands of needy and poor patients, he added. Prof. Rizvi informed the audience that during the campaign of deceased organ donation program, Cowasjee whole heartily supported the cause and after proclamation of the concerned law he was the first person to sign his will for donating his organs after his death.