Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) achieves another milestone introducing first-ever digital infrastructure to provide quick relief to the poor patients through e-processing. PBM in collaboration with NOVARTIS, has developed a digital integrated “Beneficiary Management System” for the medical treatment of deserving patients on fast track. Special Advisor to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza inaugurated the software in PIMS hospital in the presence of Managing Director PBM, Aon Abbas Buppi, CEO Novartis Imran Bashir and Executive Director PIMS Hospital, Dr. Ansar Maqsood.
Addressing the ceremony, Special Advisor to Prime Minister on health, Dr. Zafar Mirza lauded the innovative intervention of PBM providing better healthcare facilities to the vulnerable persons of the country. He also admired the leadership qualities and passion of Managing Director PBM to serve the poor people as envisioned by Prime Minister of Pakistan. “Through its vibrant and effective pro-poor services, PBM is one of the main components of Government’s social security system under the umbrella of Ehsass Programme,” he added.
Speaking the occasion, Managing Director PBM, Aon Abbas Buppi said that digital transformation and e-governance is being introduced within the organization to accelerate its humanitarian services. He was of the view that adopting the technological innovations will lead us in improving our capabilities to respond the applicants in efficient & transparent manner and it would also be helpful to meet the future’s challenges of increasing number of applicants. Appreciating the NOVARTIS and all the team for making the dream visible, Managing Director PBM, Aon Abbas Buppi terms it a complete solution to simplify the procedure of medical cases via e-processing and linking all stakeholders to district level. The Managing Director further explained that Automation and digitalization will enable us ensuring effective governance and will also be favorable to the beneficiaries across the country during COVID crisis. This software will also be extended to other public sector hospitals of the country as well.
CEO Novartis Imran Bashir said that this Public Private Partnership means a lot for the speedy disposal of deserving patients even from remote areas of the country. He also vowed for further partnerships with PBM in social protection area.
Executive Director PIMS Dr. Ansar Maqsood, while expressing his views, termed it a valuable initiative for timely medical treatment of the poor and deserving patients of cancer, kidney, cardiac, hepatitis, thalassemia and other ailments.
Report by Sohail Majeed Butt