Heydar Aliyev Foundation provides blood bags, medical masks to Sundas Thalassemia Center

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Islamabad:   (Parliament Times)   Visiting Sundas Thalassemia Center of Pakistan in Islamabad on this occasion,
the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, Ali Alizada has met with the medical
staff of the Center, as well as the patients and their families. The Chief
Administrator of the Center, Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Aftab Hussain, briefed
Ambassador about the facilities of the Center and patients who are being
treated there. He said that Sundas Thalassemia Center has been operating for
more than 20 years, and more than 350 children from different parts of Pakistan
suffering from thalassemia and more than 60 children suffering from hemophilia
are currently receiving free treatment and blood transfusion. He noted that the
Center, which was the first of its kind in Pakistan and was visited by the
President and First Lady of the country, also provides financial and logistical
support to the families of patients. Then the Ambassador of Azerbaijan was
invited to get acquainted with transfusion ward, lab, blood bank and pharmacy
of the Center.

Greeting the medical personnel and the patients of the Center, as well as their family
members, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to
Pakistan, Ali Alizada on behalf of Heydar Aliyev Foundation congratulated them
on the advent of holy month of Ramadan and expressed his best wishes. He
mentioned that Heydar Aliyev Foundation is doing a remarkable works for the
treatment of patients suffering from thalassemia and hemophilia in Azerbaijan
and abroad, and the medical equipment, masks, food boxes and gifts which will
be presented to the Thalassemia Center, have also been provided by the support
of the Foundation.

Ali Alizada recalled that after the devastating earthquake in 2005, Heydar Aliyev
Foundation started its work in Pakistan and constructed a new school for girls
in Muzaffarabad, by the initiative of the President of the Foundation, First Lady
of Azerbaijan – Mehriban Aliyeva. Ambassador noted that during these 15 years
the Foundation initiated a series of social and humanitarian projects in all
provinces of Pakistan. He noted that the Foundation assisted in the
establishment of Thalassemia Center in Islamabad, donated ambulances and
thousands of blood bags to various charity organizations of Pakistan, did not
forget orphans and special children during Ramadan every year, organizing iftar
dinners and presenting gifts to them. The Ambassador expressed his gratitude to
patients of the Sundus Thalassemia Center for joining an iftar dinner organized
for orphans and special children at the Aiwan-e-Sadr last year, with the
participation of the President of Pakistan and the First Lady. He added that the
organization of iftar dinners were not possible this year due to the pandemic,
but other charitable activities of the Foundation would be continue. Ambassador
A. Alizada expressed that, the social and humanitarian projects implemented in
Pakistan by the Foundation serve to further strengthen and deepen friendly and
fraternal relations between Pakistan and Azerbaijan. At the end, blood bags and
medical masks purchased with the support of the Foundation, as well as food
boxes and toys prepared for the patients of the Thalassemia Center were
presented.

Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Aftab Hussain, Chief Administrator of the Center also
stressed that the social and humanitarian projects of Heydar Aliyev Foundation
are being implemented regularly in Pakistan and expressed his gratitude to the
Foundation and its leadership for providing blood bags, medical masks, food
boxes and gifts to the Thalassemia Center.