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Sunday, September 11, 2011
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LAHORE: On the appeal of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, private hospitals of Lahore have voluntarily announced free treatment facilities to dengue patients.


The announcement was made in a joint meeting of a committee constituted by the chief minister and representatives of private hospitals, according to a hand out here on Saturday.


The representatives of private hospitals in the meeting announced 100% free diagnostic facilities to dengue patients in their outdoor departments whereas representative of Surayya Azeem Hospital announced allocating 10 beds for the patients.


Similarly, representatives of Surgimed hospital announced allocating 20 beds, Amar Medical Complex ten beds, Fatima Memorial 30, WAPDA Hospital 20, Shalimar Hospital 40, Family Hospital 10, Ghurki Trust 15 and Farooq Hospital 15 beds whereas Ittefaq Trust Hospital and Hijaz Hospital also announced the provision of free medical treatment facilities in outdoor departments.