Islamabad: Mobilink donated a state-of-the-art mobile dispensary to Khidmat Foundation, at a handing over ceremony in Islamabad. This newly delivered vehicle, fittingly titled the Mobile Dispensary, will be used by Khidmat Foundation to provide free medical assistance to the rural population around Islamabad who have a limited access to medical centers, dispensaries and hospitals. The dispensary houses a qualified doctor commissioned by Khidmat Foundation, basic testing tools for common ailments and stocks of various medicine. Its areas of operation include Bari Imam, Pind Sangrial, Alipur Farash, Romali and Loi Bhair.
This move further strengthens the long standing partnership between the two organizations, which began back in 2007 when Mobilink Foundation donated its first mobile dispensary unit to Khidmat Foundation.
Speaking at the ceremony about Mobilink Foundation’s Health initiatives, Omar Manzur, Head of Corporate Communications – Mobilink stated, “Our aim with Mobilink Foundation’s investments in healthcare is very simple – the universal provision of basic but essential health services to every needy Pakistani. Towards this end the Foundation has supported a number of medical institutions across Pakistan through the provision of hospital supplies and medicine.”
Speaking about Mobilink’s partnership with Khidmat Foundation, he further added, “Our partnership with Khidmat Foundation, a leading NGO, looks to provide greater impetus towards our goals and accelerates our initiatives in the health sector since it allows us to tap in to their large medical facilitation network. We will continue to look for ways to enhance this partnership for the greater good of the nation.”
The establishment of the Mobilink Foundation in 2008 is a reflection of the commitment of Mobilink and its employees towards their host communities. It is the only registered NGO that belongs to the Telecom Sector and winner of the GSMA Mobile Award 2013 for its SMS Based Literacy Program. The Foundation, working through the spirit of volunteerism of Mobilink employees, has a mission to provide improved access to education and healthcare, developing a clean and green Pakistan as well as providing relief during times of natural disasters.