By TCN News,
New Delhi: The Al-Shifa Multi-speciality Hospital has been inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on 20th Nov. at Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi. In her inaugural speech, she appreciated the efforts of Human Welfare Foundation (HWF), the umbrella body of Vision 2016 program in general and the hospital project in specific, which puts forward the concept of quality and affordable health care for all.
She said the project is a land mark initiative fort the people of Okhla. She expressed her long desire for establishing a maternity hospital in Jamia Nagar. She said it was not executed due to non-availability of land, it will be established once the land is availed or will support Human Welfare Foundation to start one. She also said that the government can join hands with HWF for efforts in capacity building and human resource development.
The inaugural function was presided over by Syed Jalaluddin Umri, President of JIH and Chairman of Human Welfare Trust. He said that serving humanity and providing care is equal to worship in Islam. Prof. K. A. Siddique Hassan, Secretary General of Human Welfare Foundation, said that the hospital will be a helping hand for the needy. It will solve the problem of non-availability of quality and affordable health care in the area. The hospital will be an ideal model of health care, in a place where health care is a means of exploitation and an opportunity for huge profits. He explained the activities of vision 2016 program.
Sandeep Dikshit (Member of Parliament) Safdar H. Khan (Chairman, Delhi Minority Commission), Kiran Walia (Minister of Social Welfare, Delhi), Dr. Azad Moopan, (Chairman, DM Healthcare) Mr. Sandeep Dikshit (Member of Parliament) Dr. Hussain (Chairman, Fathima Healthcare Services) and Syed Hamid Hussain (Chairman, Human Welfare Foundation and Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard Univesity) spoke in the function.
Al Shifa hospital has specialised departments for General medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology, paediatrics and physiotherapy. It has a bed capacity of 36 and will be upgraded to 150 shortly. The hospital will soon have two more specialised departments – eye and dental. Medical laboratory, radiology, ultra sound scanning, spirometry and ECG are available in the hospital.