Lahore: Punjab Assembly will approve the bill to establish University of Child Health in next session, a source told Health Today.
Punjab cabinet already had approved to upgrade the Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health to a full scale university to cater the needs and challenges faced by the children and mothers in Pakistan.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chaired that meeting and directed all concerned officials to finalise all formalities in short possible time. The cabinet already approved to establish three institution under the University of Child Health which include School of post graduate nursing, School of Allied Medical Sciences and School of Paediatric Health.
Children Hospital is the state of art hospital in Pakistan established in 1990 and providing health care service to the mothers and children in Pakistan.
Hospital is equipped with all facilities and providing inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital had also established it’s reputation to conduct research projects on diseases of children facing in the country.
University of Child Health- The man behind project
Health Today learnt that this is tired less effort of Managing Director of Children’s Hospital ( MD) Prof. Dr Saleem who was working on this project since many years and was convincing the health authorities and government of Punjab to establish the first children university in the country.
Children Hospital Lahore was the idea of Pakistan Pediatric Association and was presented in 1984 in the annual session. The founding stone was laid in 1990. The working of hospital started in 1995 and emergency services was established in 1996.
Professor dr. Saeed-ul-Haque was the founding project director of this hospital who conceived the idea to establish a children hospital and he was the person who presented this to Former President of Pakistan General Zia-Ul-Haq in the annual meeting of Pakistan Pediatric Association in 1984.