Those begging donations for 1122 are planning to put hospitals on contract: Elahi




Pakistan Sunni Tehreek Gujranwala all office-bearers including president and ticket holders join PML





A large number of office-bearers, ticket holders and president of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek Gujranwala have announced to join Pakistan Muslim League (PML) on Sunday.

They announced their joining in a meeting with PML senior central leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Parvez Elahi at his residence on Sunday.

The group was headed by tehreek’s District President Sardar Anjum Dogar while Mohammad Nasir Advocate also accompanied them.

While addressing the occasion, Elahi said that during his tenure free treatment facilities were being provided in the government hospitals and Rescue 1122 was also established and being run efficiently for every one without any discrimination but PML-N Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif instead of providing better facilities than PML’s govt, is begging for donations for running 1122 and now also giving advertisements to put govt hospitals on contract which is ample proof of failure and inefficiency of these show-off rulers.

“Canteens of the hospitals are given on contracts but what sort of govt this is which is giving entire hospitals on contract and indulging in drum beating on this unconstitutional step unmindful of the bitter fact that in this manner they are playing with the lives of the people,” he added.

Elahi pointedly stated that his government had increased budget of the Health Department by as much as 134 per cent during the tenure.

“For the first time in the history of Pakistan, free medicines were provided to the patients in the hospitals while the revolutionary service 1122 had saved tens of thousands of lives,” he elaborated.

He said PML government had also established most modern cardiology hospitals in Multan, Faisalabad and Wazirabad, new emergency blocks and operation theatres were also constructed in big hospitals but Shahbaz’s performance is that some of our mega projects in health sector were closed entirely and funds stopped of many including Fatima Jinnah Institute of Dental Sciences, Punjab Institute of Neuro Surgery, Surgical Tower Mayo Hospital, Burn Centre Jinnah Centre among others.

“Shahbaz for the last seven years is not allowing the construction of Wazirabad Cardiology Hospital for districts of Gujranwala Division and as many as four thousand heart patients have already expired due to the dely,” he added.

Sardar Anjum Dogar and other leaders said that due to leadership qualities of Shujat Hussain and after comparing the tenure of Ch Parvez Elahi with the prevailing circumstances, they are joining PML.

Delegation included provincial assembly ticket holders Muzaffar Hameed Karimi Advocate, Muhammad Ikram Babar and Nasim Haider Kahloan besides Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Faeeq Qadri, Mohammad Iqbal Khokhar, Mohammad Yasir, Mohammad Waqas, Mian Mohammad Yasin, Mohammad Yousuf, Aftab Ahmad, Malik Akbar Ali among others.