Ufone launches Child Healthcare Initiative [Press Release]

Posted by 7 July, 2009
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Islamabad – July 07, 2009: State Minister for Health, Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Sindhu inaugurated the revamped Children Ward and Children OPD of the FGSH (PolyClinic), a pilot project of Ufone’s Child Healthcare initiative here today.

In major hospitals nationwide, Ufone, one of the leading telecom operators of Pakistan will entirely revamp Children Ward and Children OPD to mitigate the sufferings of the child patients while making their stay at hospitals more hygienic and comfortable. As pilot project, Ufone has revamped the entire Children Ward and the Children OPD of the Federal Government Services Hospital, Islamabad commonly known as Polyclinic.

The revamping at Children Ward and OPD includes complete renovation of the internal and external areas with new beds, flooring, paint, seating, air conditioners, heaters, area beautification, lighting, Plasma TVs, help desks, windows, curtains, nursing cabinets and ventilation.

The inauguration ceremony held here was attended by the President  & CEO Ufone Abdul Aziz Khan and the Executive Director Polyclinic Dr. Shaukat Kiani.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Abdul Aziz, President & CEO Ufone said, “For countries like Pakistan, it is very important that the corporate sector supports the government in this gigantic task of providing basic services to all corners of the country. And equally important is to invest and upgrade existing health facilities.” Mr. Aziz concluded with offering the special gratitude to the management of the hospital for their cooperation throughout the revamping process.

Commenting on the Ufone initiative, Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Sindhu, Minister of State for Health shared, “This nationwide initiative by Ufone is laudable. We are very much aware of the fact that our targets can only be achieved with the Public-private partnerships. We appreciate that the private entities of our country like Ufone are highly aware of their corporate social responsibilities and are contributing well. The Children Ward and Children OPD of the FGSH is an eminent sample of their conviction of helping the public sector and that too in the area that is important and delicate”.

After the formal speeches, chief guest Mr. Sindhu presented certificates of appreciation to all those who have made this project a success.

State Minister along with President & CEO Ufone then visited the revamped Children Ward and Children OPD and cut the ribbon formally. Guests and the media were given a round of the revamped areas.

In the second phase of this CSR Initiative, Ufone will help upgrading the health facilities at District Headquarter Hospital, Vihari.

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July 27, 2009

Very nice. I have been noticing some great work being done by the telecoms in Pakistan since the last couple of months.

Maybe its just that streak of following each other in to CSR activities…

I remember it all started off from Mobilink supporting 1,000 IDP families for 3 months with a commitment of about Rs 81 million in all. And then the other telecoms followed Mobilink into the CSR activities.. first this child health care campaign by ufone.. and more recently the current disability campaign by telenor…

Interesting to see what else comes next…

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