Two Celebrities, Two hospitals
There is a great dearth of good quality health facilities in Pakistan . Things are not so bad in big cities but in smaller towns and villages, there are very few hospitals and medical centers. Often people have to travel to major cities when their loved ones are very sick and quite often people die on the way.
In this scenario, it is quite heartening to see celebrities turn into philanthropists and work hard to establish hospitals in far flung areas of the country. These institutions are mainly run by donations and charity and it is amazing how much money these celebrities are able to generate to establish these hospitals where people are treated totally FREE OF COST.
Their appeal for charity can generate billions of rupees annually. One such example is Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. Founded by ex-cricketer Imran khan and funded by people of Pakistan, This hospital provides comprehensive care free of cost to thousands of indigent cancer patients. I also give money as charity here regularly.
I think it is great when heroes use their fame, status and money to give something back to their country and to people who idolize them so much.
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