Swabi: The Thalassemia Centre, established at THQ Hospital MTI Chota Lahor, has received a significant contribution of PKR 6 million from Pakistan State Oil (PSO) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The cheque for the granted amount was received by the Additional Hospital Director of Tehsil Hospital Chota Lahore Dr. Hami Ali.
To discuss this development, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Tufail Muhammad, Acting Chairman of BOG MTI-Swabi.
The meeting was attended by the administration of Bacha Khan Medical Complex (BKMC-MTI) and Gajju Khan Medical College (GKMC-MTI). The performance of the Thalassemia Centre was thoroughly discussed. Dr. Hamid Ali Yousafzai, the Additional Hospital Director of THQ Chota Lahore, informed the forum that the Thalassemia Centre was inaugurated in September last year. Within a short period, it has already provided relief to hundreds of patients suffering from blood deficiency. The statistics show that 978 patients visited the center for treatment, with 545 successful blood transfusions conducted. The forum expressed its appreciation for the remarkable success achieved by the Thalassemia Centre in such a short time.
Acting Chairman BOG Dr. Tufail Muhammad, emphasized that the contribution from PSO/CSR would greatly assist in the functioning of the Centre. Furthermore, the meeting highlighted the intention to pursue further collaborations with various organizations to ensure that no patient suffering from blood deficiency faces any shortage.
Dr. Amjad Mahboob, Hospital Director of BKMC-MTI, informed the forum that the Finance Department would devise a comprehensive plan to ensure the proper utilization of the granted amount.
It is worth mentioning that a few days ago, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Dr. Hamid Ali, representing the Thalassemia Centre, and PSO CSR. During the MOU signing ceremony, a cheque of PKR 6 million was handed over to assist the Thalassemia Centre. On this occasion, the Additional Hospital Director expressed gratitude, specifically thanking PSO’s/CSR Chairperson, Brigadier Rizwan Ahmed.
The Acting Chairman of the BOG also made a visit to the research cell of the college, assuring his support for all types of research activities.
At the end of the meeting, recognition certificates were presented to Dr. Amjad Mahboob and Dr. Hamid Ali for their tireless day and night efforts in establishing the Thalassemia Centre.