Auqaf Pampore setting up a hospital for poor, needy

Appeal people for donations to meet expenditure of Rs 7 crore

PAMPORE: Idara Auqaf Islamia Trust (IAIT) Pampore is going to set up a hospital for the poor and destitutes at Saffron town Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
This will be first of its kind in this Southern district, officials of IAIT Pampore told Kashmir Reader.
President of IAIT Pampore, Mohammad Maqbool Shah told Kashmir Reader that the estimated cost for construction of the hospital will be around Rupees 7 crore.
He said that the construction of the hospital has been planned due to strong demand by the local public of the area.
He said that the IAIT Pampore has been running a diagnostic centre in the town for the past three years where poor, destitutes and helpless persons get their investigations done free of cost.
He said that another IAIT diagnostic centre works on the no loss no gain principle.
“We set up a diagnostic centre with Bitulmaal two years ago. Free diagnostic facilities are available for poor patients,” he said, adding that they also provide life saving drugs to poor patients who are on life long drugs.
He told Kashmir Reader that they added more facilities including a USG machine at the centre and also hired a Radiologist doctor for conducting USG’s.
” We are going to set an echo also and for conducting echo we have to hire a cardiologist, When services of two doctors are made available at the centre, the public demanded other doctors be also made available which resulted that the diagnostic centre is to be shaped into hospital,” he said, adding that as they face shortage of space at the diagnostic centre and all facilities can not be accommodated in the centre so they decided to set up a new hospital on public demand.
He said that they have identified the land for the hospital.
He appealed that people of the area will come forward to help them in rendering medical services to the needy and poor people.
He also added besides diagnostic facilities and medicines, the Baitulmaal of the IAIT Pampore is sponsoring education of students belonging to poor families and those affected in natural disasters.

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