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First Lady Bushra Bibi reviews facilities for mental health patients

First Lady Bushra Bibi visited the Punjab Institute of Mental Health in Lahore. Source: Twitter.

LAHORE: First Lady Bushra Bibi on Wednesday visited the Punjab Institute of Mental Health (PIMH) and reviewed the facilities available for patients with mental health disorders.

She toured various sections of the health facility including the emergency block and medical treatment section and instructed the staff to extend as much care to the patients.

Bushra Bibi urged giving special attention to rehabilitation of drug addicts and elderly people with mental illnesses. She also visited the affiliated kitchen and examined the quality of hygiene and the food for the patients.

Bushra Bibi has a special interest in social work and has been frequently undertaking visits to shelter homes and orphanages to focus on the uplift of the underprivileged sections of the society.

It is pertinent to mention here that Bushra Bibi usually visits public places without any security protocol. In March, she paid a visit to a shelter home near Lahore’s Data Darbar. She not only broke bread with those residing in the Panagah but also inspected the facilities at hand.

Last year, the first lady paid a surprise visit to various shelter homes in the federal capital. During her visit, she interacted with the destitute and asked them about quality of food and facilities.

She also tasted the food being offered to the people there. She was accompanied by her friend Farah Khan. Bushra Bibi had directed the management of the facility to further improve the standard of facilities at the shelter home.

Talking to one of the occupants, she said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has provided shelter to the homeless people and was committed to givng them their rights.

She termed it a responsibility of the government to look after the people at these shelter homes, adding that feeding and providing shelter to the destitute is a duty and a virtue. She said service of the mankind pleases Allah Almighty.