ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) has joined hands with the National Hospital & Medical Centre in Lahore with the ambition to lead the deaf & mute children towards happy and sovereign life with Cochlear Implants.
The Managing Director PBM Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar and the Administrator National Hospital Dr. Usman Jillani validated the agreement with their signatures.
The Director Medical PBM Dr. Javed Iqbal and the Regional Director PBM Muhammad Zaheer also attended the ceremony.
While addressing the ceremony, the Managing Director PBM said that today’s public-private partnership will have a life-changing impact on the lives of deaf and mute children.
The Managing Director PBM further expressed his gratitude to the hospital management for being part of the PBM for such a noble cause.
Malik Zaheer Abbas was of the view that every family can’t afford an expensive cochlear implant for their children and so they leave their children, vulnerable for whole life just because of a financial barrier. He said that this medical intervention will have a life-changing impact on the lives of deaf and mute children and would be a source of ever-lasting satisfaction for us as well when these children will grow up with hearing and speaking abilities and eventually, they will be part of the Country’s stability and prosperity.
While articulating his passion to implement the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan in order to reform the Country on the values of ‘Riasat-e-Madina’, Malik Zaheer Abbas said that the PBM with its eminent pro-poor services the PBM has been addressing multifarious issues associated with poverty like chronic disease, illiteracy, disability, hunger, child labour, and so on.
So far, 173 children have successfully been provided cochlear implants through various hospitals of the Country.
Under these partnerships, the PBM bears one million rupees for each cochlear implant while the rest of the expenses is met by the concerned hospitals.