Our 16th Secondary Eye Hospital in Arifwala (District Pakpattan) on Qaboola Road about 45 KM from Sahiwal was inaugurated by Begum Asmat Fatima on 18th January 2009.
The hospital, a 40 bed facility is fully equipped to provide diagnostic and curative services for Refractive errors, Cataract, Glaucoma, Trachoma, Trauma, Lachrymal and Squint. It will serve a population of approximately 8 million residing in Pakpattan Sahiwal, Vehari, Okara and Bahawalnagar districts. The hospital is built on land donated by Raja Aftab Saeed and Begum Asmat Fatima who have also funded the bulk of the cost of construction and is dedicated to the memory of their son Raja Ehteshamullah who died tragically in the World Trade Centre disaster in September 2001 . Significant donations were also received from a donor from UAE, Mr. Munir Gondal, Bank Al Falah and friends of Raja Aftab Saeed. Equipment, furniture and ancillaries have been funded by LRBT America to honour the decade long service of Dennis Dunn to the cause of preventing curable blindness in Pakistan. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to all of them.