Indus Hospital on Saturday rejected all media reports about the withholding of a global grant.
In a statement, CEO Abdul Bari Khan said, “The news published in the media is misleading, exaggerated and not based on facts.”
“The Inspector General’s Office (OIG) conducts audits to ensure compliance with good practices,” the statement said.
“Sometimes there are certain procedures and related costs that may need to be clarified based on the facts on the ground,” the statement said.
The hospital said the draft released by OIG highlighted some aspects of the procedure, after which TIH was “approved by the Global Fund Pakistan Country Team”.
“The report published in the media is still in draft form and still reflects the views of various stakeholders, including the government of Pakistan,” he claimed.
The statement said that media reports also claimed that the Global Fund had stopped all its grants to TIH.
It also said, “This information is also incorrect as TIH is the main recipient of Global Fund grants in Pakistan with scope (18 to 36 districts) and budget.”
The statement said that since 2007, TIH has been a major player in managing TB programs with its own resources.
In 2011, Sindh became a sub-recipient of the Global Fund TB Grant. The statement further said that as a result of Sindh’s outstanding performance, it was awarded the role of Principal Recipient of Global Fund TB Grant in 2016.