HPVT-A RAY OF HOPE FOR POOR, NEEDY PATIENTS IN VALLEY
Srinagar, Apr 8: Help Poor Voluntary Trust organised a seminar ‘Healthcare of Poor and Needy—Our Responsibilities’ in connection with the annual day commemoration, here on Sunday.
The speakers asked the people from every walk life to come forward and provide every type of assistance to the patients, particularly the poor undergoing treatment in hospital across the Valley.
The Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Abdul Majid Mir praised the charitable organization, HPVT for their impressive work in helping patients in City hospitals.
Addressing the gathering, Mir said the people should support such voluntary organizations wholeheartedly in order to make healthcare facilities available to the poor patients. “There motive is to help the ailing and they are doing it without any prejudice. So we should support them in whatever way we can,” he said.
The seminar, which was organized by HPVT on the occasion of its annual day at Help Poor House Haft Chinar here, stressed the need for creating partnership with other voluntary and non-governmental organizations.
“This will make the healthcare services to poor and needy result oriented in order to end different hurdles,” the speakers stressed.
Speakers said HPVT is the ray of hope for poor patients of Kashmir.
Director ICRC Kashmir, Dr Herve Picard, hailed the resilience of people in Kashmir who suffered immensely during the last 20 years of turmoil. “I am impressed to see the work done by the people and doctors for the ailing persons, despite suffering from trauma during these years,” Dr Picard said. He said the people had the capacity to overcome the trauma. “They have also developed the capacity to come to the help of others who are in distress,” he said.
The poor people here need the support of NGOs and voluntary trusts as they have been facing death, trauma and torture, he said.
He urged the NGOs and trusts to work for the betterment and welfare of people irrespective of caste, religion and regional biases.
J&K State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, President, Justice (Retd) Bashir A Kirmani, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, and noted poet & writer Zarief Ahmad Zarief also spoke in the seminar.
Justice (Retd) Kirmani said there were lakhs of needy people in Kashmir who don’t receive any financial or healthcare support from the society. “There should be a comprehensive plan for their rehabilitation,” he said.
Terming the work of HPVT’s to cater healthcare needs of patients as a starting point for others people to help the ailing and needy he said: “The Shehluth pharmacy which the trust is running on no gain-no loss concept will inspire other NGOs as well to donate.”
He said that the officials in health department should be made accountable. “Crores of rupees come through various schemes and the officials should be made accountable to every penny,” he added.
Director Health Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman asked the HPVT to extend its area of operation to the hospital located in remote areas. He said the government hospitals in remote areas were now conducting surgeries related to cancer and other deadly diseases. “Some of our hospitals are conducting surgeries as done in SKIMS, Soura,” Dr Saleem said.
He said the Department would establish a simulation laboratory very soon.
In his address, Zarief Ahmad Zarief said every Mohalla and Community should constitute a Coordination Committee to target beneficiaries at their doorstep. “There must be a sense of belonging within our society to give hope to the ailing and destitute. And, we must shed our own interests for the betterment of poor,” he said.
He asked the HPVT to frame a panel who can receive advises from the people for effective functioning of the organization.
Former Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital, Dr Muneer Masoodi impressed upon the audience to discourage using healthcare merely for business purposes.
HPVT President, Farooq Ahmad Bhat informed the gathering about the annual auditing report of the trust. “Around Rs One Crore Twelve Lakh Fifty Thousand (Rs 112.50 Lakh) have been spent by end March 2012 including n expenditure of over Rs Seventy Three Lakh Twenty Five Thousand (Rs 73.25 Lakh) on medicine component for the poor & needy patients by the trust,” he said.
Earlier, Additional Commissioner, Abdul Majeed Mir & Justice (Retd) Kirmani inaugurated the HPVT Photo Exhibition showcasing its activities.
The chief guest and guests of honor also re-introduced Shehluth Pharmacy, a subsidiary of HPVT, where medicines and other items are sold on non profit basis open for all. HPVT film titled ‘Together for Poor & Needy’ was also screened.
On the occasion, Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) donated Rs 28000/ for designing of HPVT website while as Green Valley Educational Institute, Illahi Bagh donated Rs 4800/-; R.P School Lal Bazar Rs 6,095/- (DVD sale contribution); Hamdard Grammar School Tral Rs 2500/-; Crescent Educational Institute, Batmaloo Rs 4525/- and Oasis Group of Schools, Srinagar donated Rs 8900/- on behalf of students, teachers and management contributors.
HPVT Patron Moulana Sanaullah organized special prayers (DUA) for the speedy recovery of all patients at homes, hospitals and elsewhere in the world.
HPVT also presented mementos to its volunteers working in city hospitals round the clock.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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