Bangladeshi philanthropists seek help of Indus Hospital.

KARACHI -- Inspired by its model and success to become a welfare symbol in the health sector in Pakistan, philanthropists in Bangladesh have decided to replicate the Indus Health Network in their country to provide free-of-charge health facilities to their people, a top executive of the health facility said.

'A group of Bangladeshi philanthropists came to us and expressed their desire to establish health facilities and network of hospitals in Bangladesh,' Indus Hospital and Health Network (IHHN) president Abdul Bari Khan told a group of teachers and students of Dar-e-Arqam School, F.B Area Campus.

'They are going to establish first such health facility in Chittagong on the pattern of the Indus Hospital Karachi and sought our technical assistance in this regard.'

Delivering a talk on inception and creation of IHHN, Prof Khan said initiated by him along with a group of professionals with the support of some philanthropists and businessmen in 2007, The Indus Hospital (TIH) started its journey with a purpose to provide indiscriminate, quality healthcare to all in a state-of-the-art, paperless hospital in Karachi.

Dr Abdul Bari further said that they were soon going to establish a world-class university in Karachi for which they have been granted charter by the Sindh government, saying scholarships would be provided to top students who could not afford quality education at private universities in the country and abroad.

'When I was studying at the Dow Medical College and used to visit the Civil Hospital Karachi, I saw poor people who had to sell everything to get treatment...

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