Free food and shelter to be provided to the attendants of patients at PIMS
- Speaker of the National Assembly has taken the initiative to establish a Panah Gah at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.
- The Speaker NA has directed the Executive Director PIMS Dr. Ansar Maksood to ascertain that the building to serve as Panah Gah must be provided at the earliest.
Thousands of the patients visit the PIMS and the over-crowding of the patients and their attendants presents the view of a refugee camp where people lie in open as these attendants and relatives have to accompany those hospitalized.
Astonished to see a large number of people(attendants of those hospitalized) sleeping in the open air the Speaker of National Assembly has taken the initiative to establish a Panah Gah at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in order to facilitate the attendants of patients.
People are compelled to stay in the open air as they don’t risk leaving their hospitalized relatives alone. So many people get sick due to sleeping in the open but still, they’re not ready to compromise.
Panah Gah Coordinator Rosh Dil Khan Hoti told Dawn that the number of persons even from well off families stayed in the greenery as they were not ready to leave their patients alone. There are a number of unfinished buildings in the hospital that can be used as Panah Gah, he said, adding that they want to provide shelter to 250 to 500 people on daily basis. Food will also be served at the facility, he continued.
Currently, the possibility of establishing a shelter at Pims in the available vacant building is under consideration. The Speaker NA has directed the Executive Director PIMS Dr. Ansar Maksood to ascertain that the building to be used to serve as Panah Gah must be provided at the earliest.
The Chief Commissioner Islamabad Ameer Ali Ahmed has directed to expedite the process and meetings will also take place in this regard at Pims. At Panah Gah food and shelter would be provided to the people free of cost as per the stated vision of the premier of the country.
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