Medical Equipment Valued Rs.15 Crore Sent to Turkey and Syria


by Hamna Bano

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The department of Specialized HealthCare and Medical Education sent medical equipment valued at Rs. 15 crores to earthquake victims of Turkey and Syria on Thursday. 

A formal ceremony was conducted in this regard in the department where Caretaker Provincial Health Minister Dr. Javed Akram, Special Secretaries Shoaib Jadoon and Syed Wajid Ali Shah, and Secretary Health Punjab Dr. Ahmed Javed Qazi were the guests of honor. 


Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences Prof Dr. Ahsan Wahid Rathore, Ex-Principal SIMS Professor Amjad, VC Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Principal Ameer Ud Din Medical College Professor Dr. Sardar Zafar Al Fareed and other officers were also present. 

Talking to the media on this occasion, the caretaker provincial health minister said that medical equipment worth Rs.15 crore is being sent to Turkey and Syria by the various teaching government hospitals of Lahore affiliated with the Department of Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education. The medical equipment includes ventilators, life-saving medicines, vaccines, examination gloves, blood transfusion sets, plasters, drip sets, face masks, hand sanitizers, and other medical supplies.”

Dr. Javed Akram further said that “suffering humanity should be helped in both hidden and visible ways so that it sends a message to the rest of humanity and inspires them. The teams of rescue and doctors from Pakistan went to Turkey and Syria to help the Muslims who were stuck in trouble.”

Pakistan overall has been one of the first countries to offer help and assistance to Turkey after the earthquake hit. An immediate dispatch of a team of rescue workers including doctors, engineers, and paramedics to affected areas was observed. 

The Pakistani teams worked alongside their Turkish counterparts, helping to locate survivors and provide medical aid to the ones in need.