Rawalpindi - The Rawalpindi Medical College Association of North America (RMC-ANA) would launch new health projects in the city to facilitate the poor patients and donations would also be collected from the Rawalians serving across the world for upgrading the three teaching hospitals.

RMC-ANA President Dr Nerij Mehboob and RMC Overseas Foundation Chairman Babar Rao said this while talking to media persons here at new teaching block of RMC yesterday.

RMC Principal and Chief Executive Allied Hospitals, Prof Dr Muhammad Umar, Dr Amir Akmal, Dr Majid Naheem Gondal, Dr Shamas Tabraiz and Dr Mubashir Mehmood were also present on the occasion. They said that their association has been working round the clock for launching new health projects in the city, adding that the association has started new medical projects in Benazir Bhutto, District Headquarters and Holy Family Hospitals by spending Rs 110 million in order to provide adequate medical facilities to patients.

“The administration has established Burn Centre and Kidneys Dialyses Centre in HFH with the funds generated by Rawalians,” they added.

Dr Nerij Mehboob was of view that the work on several projects has been continued in the Allied Hospitals after completion of which the patients could get best and free of cost medical treatment.

RMC Principal Prof Dr Muhammad Umar said that the Rawalians are making efforts to bring improvement in health system. He said that an MRI center has been set up in HFH at the cost of Rs 200 million. The other participants including Dr Majid Gondal and Dr Amir Akmal also addressed the media.