June 15, 2012

Heydar Aliyev Foundation donates medical equipment and ambulance to hospital in Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan

On the initiative of Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva a series of humanitarian projects are being carried out in various provinces and towns in Pakistan. As part of these projects, Azerbaijani Ambassador in Pakistan Dashgyn Shikarov visited Pakhtunkhwa province, June 14.

On behalf of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, an ambulance, provided with special blood transfusion and small laboratory and 2000 blood transfusion packs were presented to the Hamza Charitable Foundation, which includes several hospitals dealing with cure of children suffering from thalassemia, hemophilia and blood cancer. Safe blood transfusion services will be made with the ambulance to those suffering from illness in various towns of the province, particularly remote settlements located on Pakistan`s border with Afghanistan. Also tests will be organized for free among the locals to identify hepatitis C, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS. 

Addressing the presentation ceremony, Chairman of the Pakistani Senate`s committee Senator Haji Gulam said the ambulance and packs would contribute to treatment of thousands of people. Haji Gulam praised the fact that this event coincides with 14 June – World Blood Donor Day. The Senator thanked the Azerbaijani First Lady, people and government. Haji Gulam also recalled his meeting with President Ilham Aliyev in February this year in Baku. He said fraternal relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan are developing successfully. The Senator also noted Pakistan would never reconcile itself to the fact that 20 percent of Azerbaijani territories are under Armenian occupation.

Then the Azerbaijani diplomat visited an eye hospital in Pakhtunkhwa. On behalf of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation he provided financial aid to the hospital for construction of a new building and operation of people with low income.

Pakistani mass media covered humanitarian projects implemented in Pakhtunkhwa on the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.