PESHAWAR: Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) received medical and surgical supplies worth Rs8.6 million from the Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) on Monday. PEI Operations Manager Syed Gohar Ali Shah donated the supplies to LRH chief executive Dr Arshad Javed at a ceremony held at the hospital. Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai and Health Secretary Aftab Durrani attended the event as chief guests. Speaking on the occasion, Gohar Ali Shah said the donation of medical supplies to primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals is a part of PEI’s efforts to provide support to the government in saving lives of critically ill patients. PEI has also signed collaborative grant agreements with other provincial governments in the health, education and social welfare sectors to improve their standards. Over the next four years, PEI plans to provide assistance worth Rs6 billion to help governments improve the standards of their health facilities and benefit the people, said Shah.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2014.
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