Clin­i­cal care in urol­ogy nephrol­ogy, kid­ney treat­ment be­ing pro­vided free at Shifa Int’l Hos­pi­tal

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF RE­PORTER

ISLAMABAD—Pak­istan Kid­ney In­sti­tute (PKI) is a renowned Islamabad based so­cial wel­fare or­ga­ni­za­tion that is pro­vid­ing state of the art clin­i­cal care in the fields of urol­ogy, nephrol­ogy and kid­ney trans­plant, free of cost at Shifa In­ter­na­tional Hos­pi­tal, Islamabad.

This was told by the pres­i­dent of PKI, Prof. Saeed Akhtar dur­ing an If­tar din­ner for fund rais­ing, or­ga­nized by PKI, which was at­tended by a large num­ber of em­i­nent per­sons, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of busi­ness and in­dus­trial sec­tor and med­i­cal com­mu­nity of the twin cities. Fa­mous nu­clear sci­en­tist, Dr. Ab­dul Qadeer Khan was the chief guest.

Other known per­son­al­i­ties who were present on this oc­ca­sion in­cluded renowned colum­nist, in­tel­lec­tual and for­mer IG po­lice Mr. Zul­fiqar Ah­mad Cheema, the leg­endary hu­mor­ous poet Mr. An­war Ma­sood, Pres­i­dent PKI Prof. Saeed Akhtar and renowned busi­ness­man Mr. Ak­bar Ali Ma­too. The event was con­ducted by fa­mous TV an­chor Mr. Am­mar Ma­sood.

Prof. Saeed Akhtar in­formed the au­di­ence about the grave sit­u­a­tion of kid­ney diseases in Pak­istan and the valu­able ef­forts made by PKI in this re­gard. Mr. Zul­fiqar Cheema strongly en­dorsed Prof. saeed Akhtar and urged peo­ple to do­nate gen­er­ously for this no­ble cause.

He said that Prof. Saeed has re­turned to Pak­istan filled with the com­mit­ment and pas­sion to serve fel­low coun­try­men. Mr. An­war Ma­sood in his typ­i­cal witty style amused the au­di­ence with his poetry. Dr. Ab­dul Qadeer Khan em­pha­sized that steps should be taken to im­prove the med­i­cal treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties so that ev­ery­one could get treat­ment within the coun­try. He urged peo­ple to help Prof. Saeed in this no­ble cause. Mr. Ak­bar Ali Ma­too gave the con­clud­ing re­marks.

Min­is­ter of State for CA&DD Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry wit­ness­ing sign­ing of agree­ment for safe blood trans­fu­sion project be­ing signed by Has­san Iqbal, Sec­re­tary CA&DD and Wolf­gag Mollers, Coun­try Di­rec­tor, Ger­man KFW Bank.

Dr. Saeed Akhtar, Dr. Ab­dul Qadeer Khan, Prof An­war Ma­sood, Zul­fiqar Ahmed Cheema and Ak­bar Ali Mantu sit­ting on a stage dur­ing Pak­istan Kid­ney In­sti­tute fundrais­ing cer­e­mony.

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