Desi in DC

April 7, 2009

What’s right in Pk?- For one a new free state of the art surgery center in PK

Filed under: Uncategorized — dcdesi @ 12:00 pm

Having gotten tired of watching Farid Zakariya on CNN using every opportunity to have Pakistan labelled as a failed state, I decided to follow the line adopted by some of the Pakistani bloggers ( see desibacktodesh) to also highlight some of the things actually going right in the country. We all know what the problems are, every newspaper and newspaper channel inside and outside of Pakistan uses every single opportunity to drive home that point, very few however use it to help people become a little less stressed by highlighting what is going right in the country.

I came across this article from Dawn about the new state of the art free surgery center that has opened up in Civil Hospital. The center looks similar to outpatient set ups in the US where people have outpatient surgeries in an attempt to minimize healthcare costs. The article provides a detailed view with phootgraphs. What I found impressive is that the planners, doctors and philanthropists have thought this idea through. Not only is the surgery free for the poor who cannot afford it, there is also water and free food available  in the waiting area for relatives and friends.

Having lived in the US for the past few years, I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me where I can take someone without insurance for free health care including tests and surgeries. Hopefully that will change with the new Obama administration.. but if you do know of  places now please let me know!

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2 Comments »

  1. […] 1: Thanks to Sana for pointing us towards the Dawn news feature on Civil Hospital. Note that this is a government owned public sector […]

    Pingback by Myths about Pakistan or an infrastructure rejoinder, three | Desi Back to desh — April 7, 2009 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

  2. […] 1: Thanks to Sana for pointing us towards the Dawn news feature on Civil Hospital. Note that this is a government owned public sector […]

    Pingback by Myths about Pakistan or an infrastructure rejoinder, three | Desi Back to Desh — August 26, 2014 @ 5:44 am | Reply


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