Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : The visiting Kashmir-born ex Lord Mayor of the British House of Lords – Lord Nazir Ahmed Tuesday visited State-of-the-Art Free Kidney Dialysis Center At Mirpur Divisional Headquarter Hospital, running by the Kashmir-based world-fame NGO – Anjuman Falah o Behbood e Insaniat and inquired about the well being of the patients getting free-of-cost required change of blood besides other related health cover harmonious to the need of the modern age to the patients.
Our AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao reports from Mirpur that illustrious Kashmiri philanthropist and President of the NGO- Anjuman Falah o Behbood e Insaniat’s Dental Surgeon Dr. Tahir Mahmood, senior medico and the Center’s head Nephrologists Dr. Shehzad Sheikh, close aide of Lord Ahmed and ex Sr. Vice President Mirpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry Khawaja Wajid Rasool Mirpur and others briefed Lord Ahmed of the salient features on the grant center, first of its own kind in AJK – running by the NGO on self-help basis without relying upon any liability and facilities from the State government.
Briefing the guest of the performance of the center, Anjuman Falah o Behbood e Insaniat’s chief Dr. Tahir Mahmood and the Center’s head Nephrologists Dr. Shehzad Sheikh apprised Lord Nazir Ahmad of the rising trend of the disease of dialysis, free Medicare to the in and outdoor patients, especially those admitted in the center for change of blood in different rotations absolutely free of cost without relying upon any due financial assistance by the hospital management or the State Health Authorities – but with the financial contribution of the philanthropists and donors.
The former member of the House of Lords, upper house of the British Parliament was also briefed, with the help of charts, about the annual facts and figures of the dialysis patients visiting the Center.
Lord Nazir Ahmed lauded the marvelous role of the NGO especially its founder chief – the Dental Surgeon Dr. Tahir Mahmood and his associates besides the Center’s Supremo and seasoned nephrologists Dr. Shehzad Ahmed Sheikh and other staffers for serving the ailing humanity with best of their abilities and professional skills – since at least 200 dialysis patients use to visit the center for transfusion / change of blood in at least three separate shifts daily.
Lord Ahmed, primarily the native of Mirpur city of AJK, assured the management of the center of the dispensation of the due assistance through the best of his abilities under the spirit of serving the ailing humanity to ensure the smooth functioning of the center in view of its future needs of serving for rehabilitation of the sick humanity, through persuading the philanthropist from amongst the UK-based Pakistani and Kashmiri Diaspora community, who were already performing a vibrant role to serve the ailing humanity at their native district of Mirpur in the health sector with prime focus for dispensation of quality Medicare through their own-constructed hospitals in various parts of this district.
He also inquired about the well being of the patients under treatment besides the available facilities at the center.