Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, a distinguished senior politician and former Federal Minister, made a significant visit to JDC on 31 March 2023 during the holy month of Ramadan. This visit was aimed at the ambitious goal of establishing a kidney dialysis center in Sialkot, a much-needed healthcare initiative, in association with JDC. The JDC is a non-profit organization renowned for its unwavering commitment to providing healthcare services to those in underserved communities.
During her time at JDC, Dr. Awan engaged in meaningful discussions with the management team about the feasibility of setting up the kidney dialysis center. With an inspiring spirit, she lauded JDC’s efforts in bringing healthcare services to Sialkot’s residents and reinforced her steadfast commitment to supporting the organization in its mission.
In a heartwarming gesture, Dr. Awan distributed Aftari – the meal marking the end of the daily Ramadan fast – among those gathered at JDC. This act, emblematic of community connection and sharing, was warmly appreciated by all present.
The necessity of a kidney dialysis center in Sialkot cannot be overstated, given the rising incidence of kidney disease in Pakistan. The Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute estimates that about 20 million Pakistanis suffer from kidney disease, placing the country among those with the highest rates of kidney disease globally.
The partnership between Dr. Awan and JDC to create a kidney dialysis center in Sialkot is a major stride towards addressing this health crisis. This facility will not only offer vital healthcare services to residents of Sialkot and nearby areas but will also generate employment opportunities, further benefiting the local community.
To sum up, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan’s visit to JDC during Ramadan signals a promising development for Sialkot’s residents. The prospective kidney dialysis center realized through her collaboration with JDC, will extend much-needed healthcare services and contribute to local economic growth. Dr. Awan’s act of distributing Aftari was a clear testament to her dedication to serving her community and fostering social welfare.
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