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Pakistani surgeon opens hospital in Texas

By Raja Zahid A Khanzada
- September 04, 2013 - Updated 716 PKT - From Web Edition

DALLAS: With the ownership of a Pakistani surgeon and his son, at 96 million dollar cost, Texas general hospital in Grand Prairie has been inaugurated and opened for public.


The hospital owner Texas prominent surgeon Dr. Hassan Hashmi & his son hospital CEO Suleman Hashmi briefed about the hospital to the audience of APPNA gathering.


A large number of local physicians of Pakistani origin and prominent leaders of the Pakistani community attended the reception.


Texas APPNA President Dr. Dawood Nasir introduced candidates for upcoming 2014 APPNA's elections with Dr. Mubashir Rana for President and Dr. Shahid Rashid for finance secretary positions. A sumptuous lavish brunch was also served in honor of all the guests in attendance including a large number of local physicians and prominent community leaders of Dallas Fort Worth.


On this occasion, the hospital owner and a prominent surgeon Dr. Hasan Hashmi, his wife Mrs Salma Hashmi and other family members Suleman Hashmi, Mrs Marjan Pasha Hashmi, Faraz Hashmi, Mrs Fiza Shan Hashmi and Haroon Hashmi greeted all the invited guests and gave them a tour of the hospital.


Hospital owners Hasan Hashmi and Suleman Hashmi told the audience that this hospital is built at 96 million dollars cost. All the modern facilities are provided with all the latest technology and equipment.


Currently it can serve fifty patients though it has capacity of 200 beds. They said that their goal is to provide an excellent state of the art facility which can later be turned into a teaching hospital for medical professionals.


Dr. Hasan Hashmi, who had been trained at premium medical schools at Harvard and Yale, said that this is a dream coming true for him and he is very much satisfied with the performance of the hospital.


He said despite lack of marketing, thousands of patients have been already served by this hospital. He said that on one hand they are providing a medical facility for the patients and on the other hand they are providing job opportunities to a large number of local residents.


He said currently the hospital has 225 employees which can be raised in access of one thousand in near future. He said the hospital had a satisfactory performance in first year.


Dr Hashmi further said that the hospital’s surgeons performed surgeries even on non-working days and employees are kept on attractive terms. He said that the ER has a capacity for 80 patients.


He said that a number of hospital monitoring agencies including HCAHPS have also expressed their satisfaction over the services and facility. He said that the hospital has latest state of the art specially machines for endoscopy and other surgical equipment.


The hospital floor is of special anti-bacteria material. The operation theaters are equipped with facilities where surgeries could be watched from outside in the lobby on special screens.


He said that all hospital beds are VIP beds where patients are carried on special Rolls Royce limos to their homes upon their discharge from hospital. The hospital stay for patients is made so luxurious that a lot of patients don't even want to go home.


The Mayor of Texas city of Paris, Dr. Arjumand Hashmi was also present on the occasion.

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