Northwest Teaching Hospital inaugurated its new state-of-the-art Dialysis Unit on the 31st of December 2021. Dr. Zia ur Rehman (CEO, NWGH) welcomed all the guests and participants. Prof. Dr. Arbab Nisar Ahmad (Consultant Nephrologist, NWGH) gave a brief presentation about the dialysis unit and informed the audience that the unit provides 24/7 service including on public holidays. These services include Haemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis for adults as well as paediatric patients. Parents of paediatric patients also shared their previous dialysis experiences at NWTH.
As per statistics, 2637 dialysis procedures haven taken place without any cost from 2009 till date. Similarly, since 2017 to 2021, 24207 dialysis sessions were done via the Sehat Sahulat Card and from 2013 to 2021, 161 unit injections worth Rs. 2 million were given to the patients free of cost.
Towards the end of the event, Mr. Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra (Minister for Health & Finance, KP) addressed the participants and appreciated this initiative taken by NWTH, as well as their efforts to provide quality healthcare to not only the citizens of Pakistan but also to patients beyond the borders. A vote of thanks was given by Prof. Dr. Tariq Khan Hashim (Chairman, AHL) and the unit was formally inaugurated by the honourable Mr. Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra (Minister for Health & Finance, KP).