RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday announced Rs200 million grant for children eye hospital being constructed by Al-Shifa Eye Hospital Trust.
Speaking at the 27th Annual Day Celebrations of the Al-Shifa Trust, the prime minister said that the planned Children Eye Hospital will go a long way in providing state-of-the-art facilities to the parents for treatment of their children’s eye diseases.
The PM lauded the contribution of local and foreign donors including Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and promised to serve the cause of Al-Shifa Eye Hospitals.
He lauded General Jahandad Khan for establishing this facility which has now become an institution of international repute.
He said that he had been associated with this institution in one way or the other and intended to remain linked with it in the future.
He also gave away awards to the doctors and paramedics of Al-Shifa Eye Hospitals of Rawalpindi, Sukkur, Kohat and Muzaffarabad.
Speaking at the occasion, President of the Al-Shifa Trust retired Lt-Gen Hamid Javaid expressed his commitment to the eradication of blindness.
“So far we have been able to treat more than eight million patients in the OPDs and perform more than 60,000 surgeries,” he said.