Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sheila Dikshit inaugurates Al Shifa Hospital

Alshifa Multi Speciality Hospital has been inaugurated by Delhi Cheif Minister Sheila Dikshit today at Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi.

In her inaugural speech, she appreciated the efforts of Human Welfare Foundation, the umbrella body of Vision 2016 program in general and the hospital project in specific which puts forward the concept of quality and affordable health care for all.

She said the project is a land mark initiative fort the people of Okhla. She expressed her long desire for establishing a maternity hospital in Jamia Nagar which was not executed due to non availability of land but will establish once land is availed or will support Human Welfare Foundation to start one. She also said that the government can join hands with HWF for efforts in capacity building and human resource development. 
Moulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri delivering the presidential address
The inaugural function was presided by Syed Jalaluddin Umri, President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and Chairman of Human Welfare Trust. He said “Providing service for the helpless and needy people is part of Ibadah (worship) in Islam,”. Making his point home, the JIH Ameer, who is also the Chairman of Human Welfare Trust, said, “Serving the society is as much important as saying one’s own prayers; that’s why the Qur’ān has mentioned Zakat repeatedly only after Salat (Namaaz).”
Prof. K. A. Siddique Hassan, Secretary General of Human Welfare Foundation said that the hospital will be a helping hand for the needy. It will solve the problem of non-availability of quality and affordable health care in the area. The hospital will be an ideal model of health care, in a place where health care is a means of exploitation and an opportunity for huge profits. He explained the activities of vision 2016 program.

Sandeep Dikshit (Member of Parliament) Safdar H. Khan (Chairman, Delhi Minority Commission), Kiran Walia (Minister of Social Welfare, Delhi), Dr. Azad Moopan, (Chairman, DM Healthcare) Mr. Sandeep Dikshit (Member of Parliament) Dr. Hussain (Chairman, Fathima Healthcare Services) and Syed Hamid Hussain (Chairman, Human Welfare Foundation and Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard Univesity) spoke in the function. Engineer Saleem (Secretary, Human Welfare trust) convened the program and Brigadior Zafar Ali (Operations director, Al Shifa Hospital) delivered the vote of thanks.

Al Shifa hospital has specialised departments for General medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology, paediatrics and physiotherapy. It has a bed capacity of 36 and will be upgraded to 150 shortly. The hospital will soon have two more specialised departments – eye and dental. Medical laboratory, radiology, ultra sound scanning, spirometry and ECG are available in the hospital.
A report in JIH website. Here

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