Saudi group shows interest for cooperation in health sector

Staff Reporter

A delegation of Al-Fanar Group of Saudi Arabia called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and agreed upon enhancing partnership between Punjab government and Saudi Arabian Group in healthcare sector.
The Saudi Group expressed willingness on setting up of a modern 500-bed hospital in Lahore under public-private partnership.
Wasim Al Malouhi of Saudi Group, who called on the Chief Minister, said that Pakistan’s economy has considerably improved during the tenure of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He said that his group is making investment in Punjab due to improving situation of Pakistan.
He said that all out cooperation will be extended in the project of setting up of 500-bed hospital in Lahore and the project will be completed in accordance with the vision of Shehbaz Sharif. He said that training facility will also be provided to the staff associated with medical sector. Talking to Saudi delegation, the Chief Minister said that provision of free quality medical facilities to the poor people is our top priority and steps are being taken speedily for the improvement of healthcare system. He said that investment in the project of establishment of hospital by Saudi Group augers well.
He said that all out cooperation will be sought from everywhere for service to ailing humanity. Issuing directions to concerned authorities, Shehbaz Sharif said that all necessary matters should be finalized soon for the establishment of the hospital. The delegation was led by Wasim Al Malouhi of Al-Fanar Group of Saudi Arabia. Provincial Ministers Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Kh. Salman Rafique, Kh. Imran Nazir, Additional Chief Secretary, secretaries of concerned departments, medical experts and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

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