PPP for free medical care at people’s doorstep: Bilawal

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the PPP aimed to provide free treatment to the people at their doorstep.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Day Care Dialysis Centre, a branch of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) in Larkana. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Bilawal said SIUT was the only institution in the world that was working for the benefit of humanity.

“The facility is available because of the hard work and untiring efforts of Dr Addebul Hassan Rizvi. We pray for Dr Adeeb Rizvi,” he said while adding that SUIT was proof that if the right people were given the right work and the government got funding from all the people, then such international organizations could be formed.

“I am happy that such modern medical facilities were also being provided in Larkana,” Bilawal said while adding that if the Sindh health minister continued his hard work, “we will provide health facilities to the people in every district of the province”. He noted that there was a time when patients had to go to India for kidney transplantation, but now that facility was available in Larkana.

He said that he was very impressed with SIUT, because it had excellent facilities, doctors and staff. “We want to open up institutions like SIUT in every district headquarters in Sindh,” the PPP chairman said. “We will provide the facilities. The philosophy of the PPP is to provide free treatment to the people at their doorstep.”

Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that whenever Dr Rizvi had come to him, “we did all that was possible to support him at SIUT. SIUT’s grant has been extended because this model has been running for over 50 years”.

He claimed that Dr Rizvi treated everyone as a family member and added that all the dialysis centers of Sindh would be brought under the purview of the SIUT where they would provide whatever facilities were required.