Over 100,000 diarrhoea-related deaths of children in various Children Hospitals are reported due to drinking of unhygienic and contaminated water, said Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar while inaugurating a Water Filtration Plant at University of Faisalabad here on Friday.

The governor disclosed that on his motivation, the local philanthropists and overseas Pakistanis had donated 150 Water Filtration Plants so far which were being installed at various places in Punjab. He said that hectic efforts were being made to get donation for more water filtration plants to be installed in each and every school and college of the province to supply purified filtered water to students.

He said that filtered drinking water was not available in the province hence the diarrhoea and other abdominal diseases were on increase. He added that due to paucity of funds and financial crunch, the government was not in a position to invest huge amount on the purchase and installation of the water filtration, hence it was essential that the private sector and effluent business tycoon should come forward and generously donate for this noble and public welfare task.

The governor said that history always remembered those philanthropists who actively participate in the welfare of the masses and general public and play a vital role in welfare projects aimed at ameliorating lot of the down-trodden masses.

He appreciated Madina Foundation Chairman Mian Muhammad Hanif for taking active part in the welfare projects and added that other industrialists should pursuit the gesture by extending monetary help to poor segments of the society.

He asked the people to wage a “Jehad” against corruption to put the country on the path of prosperity.

Later, the Governor along with Mian Muhammad Hanif also took a round of the Madina Teaching Hospital and also inspected the Hilal-e-Ahmar Hospital and Thaleesimia Ward of the Hospital.

On the occasion, DCO Noorul Amin Mangal informed the Governor that the local philanthropists had donated 8 ventilators, 3 incubators and 3 warming machines for the hospital.

DCO also briefed the Governor about the beautification and development of the Iqbal Stadium.

The Governor appreciated his efforts to add beauty to city by constructing and beautifying the city roads, especially Soosan Road, Habib Jalib Road and said that the widening and beautification of these city roads would surely help increase the economic activities of the industrial city.