The spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Ameer ul Azeem has said that the government has utterly failed to fulfill its primary responsibility of providing basic health facilities to the masses.
Inaugurating a free medical camp at Union Council 115, National Assembly constituency, NA-128 on Sunday, Ameer ul Azeem said that the ruling elite travelled to foreign countries for medical treatment but millions of the countrymen were without basic medical facilities.
He said that each bed in the government hospitals in big cities had three to four patients but the rulers were concentrating on building roads and bridges as health and education were not their priority.
Ameer ul Azeem said that there was rapid increase in Hepatitis C and asthma patients, primarily due to the supply of polluted drinking water and the common man did not have the means for their treatment. He said the number of heart patients was also swelling but the Punjab Institute of Cardiology did not have adequate facilities to treat them.
The JI spokesman said that in such a situation, the efforts by private welfare bodies in the fields of health and education were highly praiseworthy.