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Free medicines provided to needy heart patients in Mardan

By Our Correspondent
February 24, 2019

MARDAN: The Patient Welfare Organization distributed free medicines to more than 150 patients who visited the outpatient department of the Cardiology department at the Mardan Medical Complex.

According to Nazim Shehzad, the founder of the Peshawar-based Patient Welfare Organization, the patients were given medicines prescribed by cardiologists for 15 days each.

He added that the medicines were manufactured by multinational companies.

He said the activity at the Mardan Medical Complex was organized with the cooperation of the hospital management and the Cardiology department.

The hospital’s medical director Dr Mukhtiar Ali and the Cardiology department head Dr Mushtaq were also present on the occasion.

The Patient Welfare Organization, earlier known as Health Education and Community (HEAC), has also been conducting patient welfare activities at the Lady Reading Hospital, Khyber Teaching Hospital and Cantonment General Hospital in Peshawar, the Saudi Teaching Hospital in Saidu Sharif, Swat and at local hospitals in Kabal and Sheen, both located in Swat.

The organization offers guidance and medicines to patients suffering from heart and diabetes.

The organization had recently also donated an echocardiography machine to the Accident and Emergency department of the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.