Published On: Sun, Apr 4th, 2021
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Al-Shifa Trust establishes an eye hospital in Chakwal

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Rawalpindi: Despite serious problems linked to the pandemic, the Al-Shifa Trust has completed an eye hospital in Chakwal at a cost of Rs250 million as per the schedule.

The newly-built hospital is equipped with the latest facilities and have a capacity of providing treatment to 250 outdoor patients (ODP) per day, said Major General (Retired) Rehmat Khan, President Al-Shifa Trust.

Talking to a group of journalists, the president said that the construction site is spanned over eighteen Kanal of land while the construction has been completed within two years and it will be operational soon.

He said that the hospital has the capacity of conducting 50 surgeries per day and have four clinics along with male and female wards. The poor will get quality eye care services free of cost while expenses would be met through donations.

Rehmat Khan added that the eye hospital in Chakwal will not only help locals in getting treatment at their doorstep and help reduce the load on Rawalpindi eye hospital.

The trust is planning to establish more hospitals in the smaller cities to eradicate blindness and to reduce the burden on the base hospital in Rawalpindi, he added.

He mentioned that the Al-Shifa Trust is already running four world-class hospitals at Sukkur, Kohat, Muzaffarabad, and Rawalpindi.