Mirpur to Establish a State-of-the-Art Cardiology Hospital


by Hamna Bano

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On Sunday, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan said that the construction of the state-of-the-art cardiology hospital would start soon in Mirpur. 

The PM broke this news while speaking at the Memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony. This took place between AJK Government and the UK-based charity organization Developing World Health Care (DWHC) at Jammu Kashmir House.


Ilyas continued that, “not only the people of Azad Kashmir but also the people of Pakistan would benefit from the health facility being constructed in collaboration with the DWHC”.

He added that “the cardiology hospital would serve as a teaching facility where medical education and training would be provided to health professionals. He said, ”a hospital for liver transplants will also be built in AJK.”

It has been promised that the services provided at this hospital will be similar to well-established hospitals in Pakistan i.e Punjab Institute of Cardiology and Doctors Hospital

Appreciating the philanthropists and charity organizations’ role in relieving the pain and sufferings of economically less privileged people, he said “Charity work not only pays you in this world but also in the hereafter. The living nations actively participate in charity work.“

Referring to the massive investment opportunities in the territory, it was said that the overseas Kashmiris, especially the ones living in Britain should take advantage of the investment-friendly atmosphere and invest their capital in the state. 

While regarding the improvement of the system, the PM said, “We need to improve our ethical and moral attitudes, everything will not be fixed by law, we have to bring some changes ourselves”.

Overall the ceremony was attended by CEO DWHC Barrister Abid Hussain, the cardiologist surgeon, and professor Dr.Shahnwaz. Project Manager Raja Sohaib Mehmood, Khawaja Nisar Hussain, Chief Secretary Muhammad Usman Chachar, UK-based Veteran Kashmiri Journalist Ijaz Fazal Chadhary, Chaudhary Javed Qadir, and several others.