Lahore: The Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) celebrated the operationalization of 100 beds of its newly-built, state-of-the-art hospital in Jubilee Town, Lahore on June 5, 2022. In 2017, Qarshi Foundation and Naimat Saleem Trust in collaboration with the IHHN, laid foundations of the QF, NST & SMP Campus. In 2021, Mr. S.M. Pervez of the Din Group also joined the cohort and became an active partner. An abundant amount of PKR 16 billion was donated by the generous founding donors to establish the hospital which will be free-of-cost for everyone. There are several other business groups and individual donors who are generously funding for the noble cause.
The Qarshi Foundation, Naimat Saleem Trust and IHHN, in collaboration with Punjab Government since 2014, strengthened the public healthcare system of Punjab by managing seven hospitals since 2014.
Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, was the chief guest of the ceremony. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan and other senior members of the IHHN were present at the ceremony. While inaugurating the facility the Chief Guest appreciated the persistent efforts of Qarshi Foundation, Naimat Saleem Trust and other founding and general donors of the Hospital Campus, alongside praising the role of IHHN in healthcare landscape of Pakistan. He praised the professionalism and excellence of care being exhibited by IHHN under leadership of Dr. Abdul Bari Khan as CEO IHHN.
Dr. Bari thanked the audience and said that this journey of IHHN in Lahore could not have been possible without the continued support of the donor community of Lahore. He thanked the generous contributions made by all founding donors, several business groups and individual donors and hoped for continuity of the support by the community for the philanthropic mission of IHHN. IHHN, today is the country’s largest healthcare network that treats 5 million patients annually, all free-of-cost with the support of its valued donors and partners.
Dr. Abdul Bari khan’s dream to treat the ailing humanity became a reality in Karachi in 2007. Even after realizing this seemingly unachievable dream, Dr. Bari and his friends did not stop. The need for quality and free healthcare seemed insatiable. They started replicating the golden example in different parts of the country. The Network has a simple and all-encompassing vision, “Free and quality treatment for all to please Allah SWT”. In line with its vision, the Network has been expanding its services all over Pakistan by undertaking some public-private and private-private partnerships.
Founders of IHHN QF, NST & SMP campus, Mr. Mian Muhammad Ahsan, Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Qarshi and Mr. Javed Arshad Bhatti were also present at the occasion along with other members of the senior management.
The Indus Hospital – QF, NST & SMP Campus is being completed in phases. The hospital will be fully functional with 600 beds in next three years. It is estimated that once completely functional, the hospital would be able to serve 1 million patients, annually.
The hospital houses all important faculties and specialties including surgical, pediatric, gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedic, nephrology, radiology, laboratory, blood center, and eastern medicine.