Story of Nabeeha Taqweem
The reason to go through the project of Nabeeha Taqweem hospital is an incident which took place in 1998. when a girl of 5,named Nabeeha Taqweem was badly injured after she was burnt 45% while playing with a candle. Her ears were melted almost, Both cheeks, both Arms, chest, belly and both legs were damaged badly. During her treatment , first at a private clinic and then at Jinnah Hospital Lahore and finally in United States Of America, scores of problems and complications where noticed and all these things made a mind to go through for a burn hospital. A hospital for the treatment of burn patients along with the complete plastic surgery facilities.
Being a senior Journalist with a Large experience and working at different levels, S.M.Taqweem managed all these expenses with the support of his employer, Mir Shakeel-ul-Rehman, Editor-in-Chief Jang Group of News Papers, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, renowned politician Aitzaz Ahsan and so many other generous friends and well-wishers.
Finally the Shalamar Hospital sent his daughter to U.S.A. Nabeeha
was treats as a protocol patient on the orders of the then Prime
Minister but thousands of children and other people who meet with
burn incidents in our country daily and most of them expire or are
compelled to live with scars, defaced appearance and disabilities
sometimes. These people also deserve proper treatment facilities
like Nabeeha Taqweem.
In Pakistan a country with a population of more than 170 million people, burn treatment facilities are absolutely insufficient. There is no proper burn hospital in Pakistan except of one or two in Karachi and Kharian and some burn units in few big hospitals. These units are inadequate to cater the needs of burn patients. Most of the burn patients in our country die of infection, whereas in Uk there are dozens of burn hospitals a country where much less burn cases are occurred as compared to Pakistan.
As far as the health facilities in Pakistan are concerned there have always been a room for the betterment, specially when we talk of the poor and ordinary people. Who otherwise are promised only of health facilities by politicians in election days for vote sake. In these circumstances it has become a mission of S.M. Taqweem to set up a burn hospital of international standard oat Lahore, so that the needs of burn patients at least from all over the Pakistan could be catered to the maximum extent, if not fully.