Karachi: Prominent members of civil society have lauded the philosophy of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) in providing medical facilities to a large number of people, particularly the underprivileged segment of the society.
They were speaking at a seminar titled “Civil Society’s perception about SIUT”.
The seminar attended by people belonging to different walks of life was addressed, among others, by dean and director of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Dr Ishrat Husain, Hameed Haroon of Dawn, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s director I.A. Rehman, senior journalist Zubeda Mustafa, educationist Arefa Syeda and Member Sindh Assembly Mehtab Rashdi.
Tracing the history of SIUT, Prof Adib Rizvi said that the institute which began its journey from a modest ward of Civil Hospital, Karachi, never turned back any patient, requiring medical care.
He thanked the community, Sindh government and donors for their contribution towards SIUT’s progress.
Speaking on the occasion, I.A. Rehman said SIUT is the identity of civil society in the country and the institution is making progress with the passage of time. He said Prof Adib Rizvi’s sincerity enabled the institution to achieve its goals.
Hameed Haroon said the success story of SIUT needs to be emulated in developing countries.
Dr Ishrat Husain endorsed the philosophy that health is a basic right of every citizen.
Senior Journalist Zubeda Mustafa said SIUT provide medical facilities to nearly million patients each year.
Arefa Syeda said that the SIUT’s effort in imparting advanced medical education to the members of medical profession was a great contribution.