Islamabad, 31 August 2022 (TDI): To get the best health outcomes, national health authorities must give an overarching framework and direction for harmonizing private and public health institutions.
Haroon Naseer, CEO of Maroof International Hospital (MIH), has emphasized the importance of having a unified sustainable long-term national health policy with involvement from all stakeholders in order to strengthen the country’s healthcare delivery system.
“We are willing to serve the country as we believe in teamwork. We, being the private sector are keen to work with the government to revamp the health infrastructure as we have a foreign-trained team of doctors and other health experts to provide the best health services to the patients in every emergency and pandemic situation.”
He stated that providing the best treatment and diagnostics facilities at private health institutions is only possible if they have the most up-to-date medical equipment.
He urged the relevant health authorities to provide tax breaks and subsidies for the import of medical gear and equipment in order to provide cost-effective treatment.
“In order to share the burden on public sector hospitals, the government should encourage the private sector with some incentives like providing land on cheaper rates besides addressing other genuine issues being faced by the private hospitals.”
Haroon Naseer further enunciated, “We rigorously follow ethical practices”. In the same vein, he added that after a successful year for Maroof Cardiovascular Centre, this year they developed three main areas: Coronary Care Unit (CCU); “Pediatric Intensive Care Unit” (PICU); and “Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit.”
Maroof Cardiovascular Centre includes two Cath Labs equipped for a full spectrum of Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgeries, and Structural Procedures and have cutting-edge technology in equipment.”
He also stated that this is the twin cities’ second PICU staffed by a CPSP-accredited Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Supervisor.
Furthermore, he stated that the MIH Early Intervention Counseling Unit provides therapy, examinations, and training to children aged one to twelve years under the supervision of International Behavior Analysts (IBAO).
Therapists, psychologists, and special education need coordinators in the hospital are ready to help your children.
In addition, he emphasized that the emergency department is a critical and sensitive component of any hospital. He further stated that Maroof Hospital employs foreign-trained, highly skilled professionals to help patients in its emergency department.
He stated that no hospital can provide quality services unless its health practitioners, non-medical, and nursing personnel are trained and devoted.
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He stated that the media has a vital role in raising public awareness of health crises, notably pandemics, epidemics, and emergencies.
He stated that the involvement of the Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) is also vital in boosting the quality of health institutions in the federal capital.
He went on to say that the government should strengthen primary, secondary, and tertiary care hospitals in rural areas to reduce the burden on main hospitals as there is a culture of visiting main public sector hospitals with minor health problems.
He stated that Maroof International Hospital intends to open an International Nursing College over the next two to three years.
Likewise, he shared that “I firmly believe that until health care is truly universal and easily accessible, our goal should never be anything other than the provision of top quality, professional service without discrimination.”
“Our endeavor is to make Maroof International one of the best private sector healthcare providers in order to give Pakistan’s healthcare industry the much-needed development boost which is so desperately needed.”
He stated that the MIH has been offering healthcare services to citizens of Islamabad, its surrounding regions, and overseas patients since 2009. “We offer a wide array of medical, surgical, preventive, and 24 hours diagnostic healthcare solutions.”
From diagnosis to treatment, Maroof International Hospital provides a wide range of services such as OPD clinics, diagnostics, in-patient services, emergency services, special care services, and the Maroof Trust, among others.
Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Urology and Transplant Surgery, Nephrology, Cardiology/ Cath Lab, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery and Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology Dermatology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Rheumatology Burn, and Plastic Surgery are among the services offered by MIH.