Srinagar, Jan 4: Jammu and Kashmir Jamiat Ahli Hadith Sunday inaugurated the first of its kind charitable diagnostic center –Trans World Muslim University Diagnostic Centre, for the “economically poor patients in the society”.
 “The centre has been created with the aim of providing medical help to the patients who may not be able bear the cost of medical examinations outside,” the Jamiat officials said.
 The diagnostic centre at the Jamiat Manzil Barbar Shah has been equipped with the modern gadgetry for carrying out various tests of the patients.
 “We have started this centre to provide some respite to the economically poor patients who ignore the treatment due to cost of examinations. We’ll try to provide patients the quality examinations at an affordable cost,” general secretary Jamiat Ahli Hadith, Abdul Rehman Bhat, said.
 Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the president Jamiat Ahli Hadith, Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, said the diagnostic centre would be an innovative measure to help the patients.
 He added: “Since we took the step many organizations have planned to start similar diagnostic centres. If every organization makes similar efforts we may be able to provide relief to larger a section of the society.
 The chief guest on the occasion Dr M S Khuroo expressed hope that the diagnostic centre would provide quality tests to the patients and at an affordable cost. He said the diagnostic centre should focus upon the better quality equipment and manpower to serve its purpose.
 “Kashmir society has the best equipment and manpower available but the only thing we lack is the correct method of using the equipment. The centre should try to implement the best methods to help the society,” he added.
 Giving details about the Trans World Muslim University, likely to be started by early summer this year, the designated Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, Dr Mushtaq Sidiqui, said: “The bill about the Varisty has been in the Assembly since February and we are expecting it will be passed in the first assembly session this year.”
 “The administration has already allotted the land for the varsity and the first phase of the Varsity will be started in March,” he said, adding, “The varsity will function from the headquarters Jamiat till the buildings get constructed.
 The function amongst others was attended by president High Court Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom, noted social activist, Zarief Ahmad Zarief, doctors and members of the Jamiat.