Kesha Ram Hinsdale, the great-granddaughter of Sir Ganga Ram met Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office along with her husband Jacob Croteau Hinsdale on Wednesday.
The CM appreciated the services of Ganga Ram in the social sector and announced the restoration of Gangaram’s residence in Taxali Gate.
“Ganga Ram served the people regardless of race and color and dedicated his life to the service of humanity,” he noted and added Ganga Ram is still alive in hearts.
Elahi pointed out that a 200-bed emergency block was built in the Ganga Ram Hospital during his previous tenure, adding that he had inaugurated the first phase of the mother and child block in the hospital. Medicines are being provided free of cost in all emergency rooms of government hospitals of Punjab, he remarked.
“Through the health card scheme, every citizen of Punjab can get free medical treatment costing up to Rs1 million per year. Cancer treatment through modern cyber knife technology has also been included in the health card,” the CM added and concluded that the Punjab government had allocated Rs125 billion for free treatment through the health card scheme.
Kesha Ram Hinsdale said that she visited Ganga Ram Hospital where patients were getting free medicines and the best treatment. “It is heartening to see the mother and child block in Ganga Ram Hospital.”
“Elahi’s work in the health sector is seen in the real sense for the convenience of the common man,” she said and added that she will never forget it.
Provincial Minister Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Dr Yasmin Rashid, Chief Secretary Abdullah Sumbal, former federal secretary Salman Ghani former principal secretary GM Sikandar, VC Fatima Jinnah Medical College University Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, VC Fatima Jinnah Medical College University Dr Shamsa Humayun, secretary specialized healthcare and medical education, secretary Punjab Assembly, COO Ferozsons Laboratories Usman Khalid Waheed, Aamir Zafar, Sikandar Zaman and others were also present.