Prof. Rashid Latif Khan’s Message
It gives me great pleasure in writing this massage for Hameed Latif Hospital. Hameed Latif Hospital was started in 1992 as a small 20 bedded hospital to provide mostly maternity services to the middle class society but with the endeavor of the management and support of the consultants the hospital has since then grown into 250 bedded facility and it caters for almost all specialties.
Healthcare is responsibility of the state and it is government which should be providing free healthcare to all the people of Pakistan irrespective of their social status but unfortunately because of paucity of funds and lack of planning this has not been possible over the years. At present the government is spending huge amounts on major teaching hospitals as tertiary care facility but unfortunately the number of such facilities is very small. This aspect is recently being supplemented and supported by private sector in setting up hospitals at all levels, tertiary, secondary and primary levels.
I must compliment all those who are setting up such facilities for supporting the government and providing the needy with the necessary services. Hameed Latif Hospital has a unique status that is located in the city center and it caters for all the major specialties particularly Maternity, Gynae, Peads, General Surgery and General Medicines. It has got special ICU and CCU which provide excellent care to the emergency patients. Sub-specialties like plastic Surgery, Dentistry and Peadaric Surgery are other areas which the hospital is rendering valuable services for which it can take credit. I am sure continued support by the board of management in developing hospital in near future it will create other specialties to provide healthcare in the areas which generally are lacking interest of the country i.e liver transplant, oncology and cardiac surgery.
I wish good luck to the management and to the organizers especially thank the workers of this hospital for their dedicated services. I must compliment the Chief Executive and the Executive Director and their teams for bringing the standard of care and management to the international the hospital can boast that it is the first hospital in Punjab which is approved by Health Foundation of Punjab. Congratulation to all concerned and I must compliment them for their continued endeavor in achieving excellence.