QUETTA: Fatimid Foundation chairman retired Lt Gen Moinuddin Haider on Tuesday called on Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani to discuss provision of thalassaemia and haemophilia treatment to children in the province.

Lauding the services of Fatimid Foundation, including its free treatment facilities for children, Mr Alyani pledged his full support for it and said the provincial government was willing to take healthcare advantages from the foundation. He vowed to bring improvement in the province’s health sector in order to ensure provision of quality treatment to poor patients.

“The provincial government is earnestly utilising all resources to improve the province’s health sector,” he said.

He said work on a cancer treatment unit in the Bolan Medical College Hospital was under way, adding that a cancer unit was also being established in Sheikh Zahid Hospital.

The chief minister said that Balochistan’s first cancer hospital would soon be established.

He said that the provincial government had allocated huge funds for the health sector. New nursing schools were being established in the province, he said, adding that non-functional surgery units would also be made functional.

Published in Dawn, November 6th, 2019

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