LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid inaugurated the bridge of hostel of Fatima Jinnah Women’s Medical University here on Monday.
Present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Dr. Amir Zaman Khan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. Shirin Khawar, Medical Superintendant Ganga Rama Hospital Dr. Ehtesham-ul-Haq, Project Director Ejaz Shaikh, Chief Warden Professor Dr. Noreen Akmal, faculty members and a large number of students. The opening ceremony started with recitation and national anthem and the Health Minister prayed at the site of the inauguration.
Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid said, “I greatly appreciate the Vice-Chancellor, his team and the faculty members for facilitating the students through this bridge. I have a strong personal association with the Institution. Connecting the bridge between Hostel and College/Hospital cost us around 19 million rupees. The graduates of Fatima Jinnah Medical University are serving humanity in Pakistan and the rest of the world. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital holds a unique position in providing special services. Best possible measures are being taken to facilitate medical students. In order to improve health indicators in Punjab, seven new Mother and Child Hospitals are being developed across the province. Our Maternal Mortality rate is one of the worst in the region hence there is need to develop Mother and Child Hospitals. The 650-bedded state-of-the-art Mother and Child Hospital at Ganga Ram shall save the lives of thousands of mothers in Punjab. Café and gymnasium facility shall be provided to hostel students as well very soon. For a healthy life, students must actively participate in sports. I am a proud graduate of the FJWU and I always feel like doing something for my alma mater. The government is making all-out efforts to improve healthcare services in Punjab.”
Later, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Professor Amir Zaman Khan thanked Dr. Yasmin Rashid for her support. He said this was a longstanding demand of the students and it has been developed in a short span of five months. He assured that Gymnasiums and Swimming Pools shall be developed very soon as per directions of the Health Minister.