Al-Shifa Trust To Set Up Eye Hospital In Muzaffarabad
13 November 2007
The News International
Rawalpindi: Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir for the construction of 100 beds state of the art eye hospital in Muzaffarabad. The MoU was signed between the Secretary Health AJK Major General Jahangir Anwar Khan and President Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospitals Lt. Gen. (r) Jahan Dad Khan, in Rawalpindi. According to the agreement the AJK Government has granted free prime land of 50 kanals to the Al-Shifa Trust for the construction of the Eye Hospital in AJK. President Al-Shifa Trust, Lt Gen (r) Jahan Dad Khan said that an agreement has been signed with FWO and the construction work at Muzaffarabad will kick off by February 2008 and will be completed in two years. This hospital will cost about Rs250 million and will be built on same standard, as Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi, which is the main eye hospital in Pakistan, said Mr. Jahan Dad. He further said that the hospital would provide comprehensive eye care services to the people of AJK. Talking to the media persons, Lt Gen (r) Jahan Dad Khan said that in addition to AJK, the hospital would also provide its services to the Northern Areas as well. He said that currently Al-Shifa Trust under its community outreach program is conducting free eye camps in the far-flung areas of AJK, treating thousands of patients at the camps. Highly qualified doctors and paramedical staff for the AJK hospital are undergoing comprehensive training at Al-Shifa Trust Rawalpindi.