Philanthropists to establish cancer hospital in Gujrat

GUJRAT: Local businessmen in collaboration with overseas Pakistanis have established a cancer hospital in Gujrat.

The Gujrat Welfare Forum (GWF) has dedicated a piece of land measuring 32 Marla worth around Rs 20 million at New Model Town where the hospital will be built.

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Javed Butt, the president of the forum, told the relevant officials that initially the medical facility would be a cancer diagnostic center which would gradually transform into a complete cancer hospital depending on the availability of resources.

Mr Mirza had already established Basheer Begum Memorial Maternity Hospital for the needy.

A delegation of expats led by Chaudhry Qamar Iqbal, president Pakistan Union Norway, along with a delegation of Qatar, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony and made the announcement of donations.

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As per the project’s estimated cost of Rs 300 million at least Rs 150 million were required for the completion of entire building structure whereas the ground and first floor would be completed in first phase so that the diagnostic center and initial treatment could be launched.

The Gujrat DC said he would brief Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on the project of cancer hospital to seek further help of the Punjab government.

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