“NGOs are doing a wonderful job in the health sector, and even at public hospitals of Sindh, major services are being provided by NGOs. For instance, the Cyber Knife facility at the Jinnah Hospital has been established by NGOs. The federal government is going to take over three Karachi hospitals and we will turn them into state-of-the-art health facilities,” he said while inaugurating the COVID-19 testing facility at the Al-Khidmat Hospital.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, Chairman Board of Governors Al-Khidmat Diagnostic Centre Haroon Qasim, Azfar Ahsan, a representative from Corporate Pakistan Group, Dr Naila Tariq, the project director of the Al-Khidmat Diagnostic Centre, Syed Jamshaid Ahmed, Dr Saqib Ansari and others were also present on the occasion.
Terming the Al-Khidmat an “honest and trustworthy” organisation, the governor praised it for providing health services to people all over the country.
He maintained that this testing facility in District Central would facilitate a large number of people in the East and West districts of Karachi. He added that this facility would facilitate hundreds of families who needed to be tested for COVID-19 for their jobs and other requirements.
Praising the Corporate Pakistan Group for their donation of Rs30 million for the establishment of COVID-19 testing facility and diagnostic centre, Ismail said it was a small amount, but if utilised honestly and properly, this small amount of money could do wonders, which was evident from the establishment of the state-of-the-art testing facility in the city by Al-Khidmat.