Inauguration of Community MediBank
Lahore—Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has said that the incumbent government is taking all possible measures for establishing peace in the country and providing relief to the people.
He said this while inaugurating the branches of Community MediBank in Punjab at Governor’s House late Thursday night.
Senator Haseeb Khan, founder of the MediBank Trust Javed Nisar Syed, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) President Hamid Raza, Chief Executive of Akhuwat Dr Amjad Saqib and others were also present on the occasion.
The governor said that efforts were being made to make a law and create awareness in Punjab after the enactment of the Thalassaemia Act by the Sindh Assembly. He said that serving humanity was a noble work and promotion of the concept of corporate social service in the country is a good omen.
The governor said that Islam teaches us fulfilling our duties to other human beings. He said that Akhuwat and MediBank were such institutions which provide people with opportunities to do something for the World Hereafter. He said that the message of Akhuwat and MediBank should be spread in the nook and cranny the country. He assured the MediBank of all help and asked it to make arrangements for setting up Community MediBank in southern Punjab.
Senator Haseeb Khan said on the occasion that Pakistanis were on top of the list as far as philanthropy and works of welfare of people were concerned.
PPMA President Hamid Raza promised all assistance on the occasion and announced medicines worth Rs 10 million for the MediBank. Five water filtration plants were also donated by Coca Cola on the occasion.
Addressing the function, Javed Nisar said that in the first phase, MediBank would be launched at districts and in the second phase at tehsil and town levels. He said the facility had already become functional in Abbottabad and Mansehra. He said the MediBank would become functional in Hafizabad, Chiniot, Sheikhupura, and Mithi Thar one each, and two in southern Punjab in two months.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed between MediBank Trust, Rotary Club, PPMA and Coca Cola. Another MoU was signed for constructing a centre for child cancer patients in Jinnah Hospital of Lahore.