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Dr. Adib Rizvi, founder of SIUT in Karachi honored with Humanitarian Recognition Award by American entity

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi, founder of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), has been honored with the Humanitarian Recognition Award 2024 by the Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association.

SIUT announced the accolade on Facebook, stating, “Congratulations to the 2024 Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Recognition Award Winner: Dr. Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Founder of SIUT.”

“Dr. Rizvi’s disarming humility, compassion, and altruism are evident through SIUT’s commitment to providing lifelong follow-up and free immunosuppressive medications for life,” the post continued.

The institute highlighted the significance of the Humanitarian Recognition Award 2024, which acknowledges an individual’s commitment to enhancing access to quality urologic health care for underserved populations.

The award is given to those who embody the spirit of philanthropy through their humanitarian work.

Meanwhile, Maple Leaf Cement Factory Limited (MLCF) has announced plans for Novacare Hospitals (Private) Limited, its subsidiary, to construct a cutting-edge hospital in Islamabad with an investment of $110 million. The development was disclosed in a recent notice to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

According to the notice, Novacare Hospitals will build the state-of-the-art facility on a 50-Kanal plot in DHA Phase-V, Islamabad. The hospital, designed by the US-based global design firm HKS Inc., will feature 250 beds and cover an area of 550,000 square feet, providing comprehensive tertiary healthcare across 28 clinical services.

The announcement highlighted an international affiliation agreement between Novacare Hospitals and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a prominent UK teaching hospital group. Through this affiliation, Novacare aims to benefit from expert advisory input, implementing clinical standards and protocols to achieve healthcare standards comparable to Imperial College Healthcare’s London hospitals.

MLCF’s notice also mentioned its consolidated financial statements for the first six months of the 2023-24 financial year, reporting a pre-tax profit of Rs5,387 million compared to Rs6,058 million in the corresponding period.

MLCF, incorporated in Pakistan in 1960, is primarily involved in cement production and sales and is a subsidiary of Kohinoor Textile Mills Limited.

In a related development, last year, the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Trust expressed interest in purchasing Karachi’s Regent Plaza, a four-star hotel, for Rs14.5 billion (approximately $52 million). The trust announced its decision to acquire the property from Pakistan Hotels Developers Limited’s (PHDL) known as Regent Plaza Hotel on Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi.

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