PR No.217 High Commissioner commends the work of health charity ‘IMRA’ Islamabad

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK was the chief guest at an event organized by the International Medical Relief Agency (IMRA), held at Muslim Heritage Centre, Manchester on 18 February 2017. The event was organized to raise donations for provision of medical equipment to Pakistan. The charity is working in the field of providing ear surgeries to needy patients in Pakistan. They have introduced the pioneering cochlear plant surgery in Pakistan, says a press release received from London here today.

In his remarks, the High Commissioner appreciated the efforts of the overseas Pakistanis for supporting health sector in Pakistan. He said Pakistan was proud of the achievements of Pakistani origin doctors who comprise 10 percent of the work force of NHS. The High Commissioner said that project has great importance as it is changing lives of the needy deaf children in Pakistan by providing them much needed services. Additionally, through this project, technical expertise in the field of health is also being transferred to Pakistan, added the High Commission.

Earlier Dr. Haroon Khan, Chairman of the IMRA gave a brief introduction of the organization and briefed the High Commissioner on the medical activities undertaken by IMRA. Dr. Naveed Ahmad gave a detailed presentation on the impact of cochlear plant on the lives of Pakistani children. He said that so far they have been able to undertake 41 such surgeries and the success rate was 100 percent which is even higher than that of NHS. Dr Naveed said that they are following the guidelines given by the National Institute for Excellence in Health and ensuring that the allied health services are provided to these children in a proper manner for follow up and better results.
A large number of British Pakistani community members and media representatives attended the event.