Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the state-of-the-art Saleem Memorial Trust Hospital in Lahore on Sunday afternoon.
He was briefed by the hospital management on the facilities available at the hospital, including cancer, heart disease, dialysis and CT scan facilities.
He visited the various departments of the hospital.
The Saleem Memorial Trust Hospital will provide world-class medical treatment facilities to the poor and needy.
Later, in his speech at the inaugural ceremony of the hospital, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif commended the generous philanthropists for setting up a modernly equipped world-class hospital in the private sector in Lahore which will provide also free medical care to the poor and deserving. people too.
He paid tribute to those who took part in this noble cause saying that they will be rewarded with the blessings of Allah and that millions of patients will benefit from this hospital in the future.
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the active involvement of the private sector in providing high quality healthcare to patients bodes well.
He said providing free treatment facilities to deserving and needy patients is a great humanitarian effort.
He expressed regret for the mismanagement of the major welfare project, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, during the tenure of the previous government.
The chief minister urged well-known philanthropist and industrialist Mian Mansha to set up similar world-class modernly equipped hospitals in the four provinces for sick humanity.
The prime minister stressed that national interests must be given priority when carrying out public welfare projects, including hospitals to serve the masses.
He said he was confident that the experienced hands of the hospital would run the facility efficiently.