ISLAMABAD: An agreement was signed between Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and ChildLife Foundation to establish a state-of-the-art children’s Emergency Room (ER). This ER will provide world-class emergency care to children 24×7 absolutely free-of-cost.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Abid Malik, Chairman Board of Governors FMTI PIMS, and Mr. Iqbal Adamjee, Chairman ChildLife Foundation, on behalf of their organizations.
Dr. Abid Malik commended ChildLife Foundation’s efforts for providing emergency care to children in Sindh and Balochistan, where ChildLife operates 10 Emergency Rooms.
“We believe this partnership will improve the quality of medical services for children in the federal territory of Pakistan,” Dr. Malik said.
He added that this new project will provide emergency care to children at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), which caters to the underprivileged population of Punjab, KPK & Gilgit Baltistan, in addition to the federal capital.
“ChildLife Foundation treats a million children annually completely free of cost through its 11 ERs in major government teaching hospitals, and over 50 telemedicine satellite centers in district hospitals across Sindh and Balochistan,” said Mr. Iqbal Adamjee.
“This is our 12th project, under which the capacity of the existing children’s ER in PIMS will be doubled and the facilities will be aligned with international emergency care protocols,” he added.
It is pertinent to mention that, since its inception in 2011, ChildLife Foundation has provided quality emergency care to over 4 million children across Pakistan.