UCH appreciates govt for Rs56.3m grant

MD says grant will help upgrade all kinds of healthcare facilities being provided

APP October 09, 2017
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LAHORE: The management of United Christian Hospital (UCH), Lahore praised the Punjab government for providing grant of Rs56.3 million to the UCH administration for purchasing medical equipment.

This was disclosed by UCH Medical Director Dr Akash Mathew in a statement on Sunday. He said that the grant issued by the Punjab government would help to upgrade all kinds of healthcare facilities which were being provided to patients.

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He said the UCH was providing healthcare services to patients in Obs/Gyan, emergency, physio, eye check-up and surgeries, X-rays, imaging technology, medical laboratory technology and Operation Theatre.

He added that Punjab Medical Faculty recognised the UCH's services which it provided to patients along with Pakistan Nursing Council’s recognition of community midwifery course. The medical director said that new management of UCH had taken various initiatives to recognise UCH with the government regularity authorities, including Pakistan Medical Dental Council, Pakistan Nursing Council, Punjab Medical Faculty and Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority.

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He said that some elements were spreading rumours regarding sale or lease of UCH which was incorrect. He categorically rejected these rumours and said that UCH’s property and assets were in safe hands and could not be given on lease or sale.

The management of UCH strongly condemned such elements who were trying to undermine image of UCH in the community.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2017.

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