Aseefa Bhutto’s help sought for upgrades at JPMC

Karachi:August 9:In a meeting with Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday, the executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre requested the Bhutto family scion to help set up a new building for a nursing school and college at the medical facility.

Dr Seemin Jamali told the daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Ali Zardari that the JPMC urgently requires a new building for a nursing school and college, which were currently being run in two separate buildings.

With a new building equipped with all necessary facilities, the standard and quality of the nursing staff can be greatly improved for the ultimate benefit of the patients, she added.

Accompanied by two deputy directors of JPMC, Dr Seemin was invited by Aseefa Bhutto to speak about the facilities being provided at JPMC and to ascertain problems being faced by its administration in dealing with such a large number of patients from across the province.

Aseefa assured the JPMC delegation of doing her utmost in helping them acquire a new building. She also assured them of playing her role in having all other problems resolved.

Dr Seemin briefed Aseefa regarding the treatment and diagnostic facilities being provided at the JPMC. She informed her of the rare state-of-the-art equipment at the medical facility including the CyberKnife - a non-invasive treatment for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other conditions where radiation therapy is indicated - and PET Scanner - an imaging machine that allows a doctor to check for diseases in a body.

She also spoke to her about the large number of patients the hospital’s emergency and casualty ward receives daily; she added that the number was increasing with each passing day owing to the quality facilities being provided at the JPMC.

The JPMC executive director also presented Aseefa with a shield to appreciate her efforts. She said she hoped Aseefa would play her role in improving Sindh’s healthcare sector in the same manner she worked for elimination of the dreaded polio virus.The news.