English Press Release 07.06.2018

FAISALABAD. Modern and State-of-the-art cancer hospital will be constructed on jhumra road, said Mr. Shabbir Hussain Chawla president Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI).

He was addressing a function after distributing Eid Gifts among child cancer patients in Punjab Institute of Nuclear Medicines (PINUM) here today. He told that government has allocated 317 Kenals of land for this hospital which will provide best possible facilities to the cancer patients of entire central Punjab in addition to catering to the need of Faisalabad. Mr. Chawla said that the business community of Faisalabad always remained at the forefront in serving the ailing community and most of the hospital and dispensaries are being funded by the business community of Faisalabad.  “Similarly they are also heavily investing in the education sector in different ways”, he added.

 Dr.  Saeed Akhtar Director PINUM told that the Punjab government has allocated requisite land for this proposed hospital but now funds are required to start its construction. Similarly extension in existing building of PINUM adjacent to Allied Hospital is also required in order to accommodate the increasing number of cancer patients. He told that so far one lac fifty thousand patients have been treated. “Bait-ul-Mal has provided Rs.2.5 core to PINUM during last year while this year Bait-ul-Mal has so far provided Rs.3 core in addition to Rs. 4 million by zakat fund for the treatment of the deserving cancer patients. He further told that breast cancer section was also created in 2008 where only female patients are attended one full day during a week. However no indoor faculty has yet been provided to female patients suffering from breast cancer.

 Mr. Farooq Yousuf senior vice president FCCI, Dr. Rafsheen head of the oncology Department and Miss Humeera Naureen were also present during this function. 

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FAISALABAD. Shabbir Hussain Chawla, President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry is presenting Eid Gift to a cancer patient in Punjab Institute of Nuclear Medicines (PINUM). Director PINUM Dr. M. Saeed Akhtar and Mr. Farooq Yousuf senior vice President FCCI are also seen in the picture.

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