LAHORE : April, 2014: Punjab Chief Minister – Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that plans have been finalized for setting up a state-of-the-art institute in Lahore for the treatment of kidney and liver diseases.
He was recently presiding over a high level meeting regarding the project of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute. Advisor on Health – Khawaja Salman Rafique, Vice Chancellor King Edward
Medical University, President Pakistan Kidney Institute and other experts attended the meeting.
He said that modern treatment facilities would be available to the patients in kidney and liver institute and this project would be completed expeditiously. He said that satellite centres of the institute would be set up in Faisalabad and Multan. He said that free treatment facilities would be available to poor patients at the kidney and liver institute.
The Chief Minister said that; Punjab government was spending billions of rupees on the development of health sector and provision of modern treatment facilities to the patients. He said that besides medical facilities, free of cost medicines were also being provided to deserving patients in government
He said that kidney and liver institute was the need of the hour and the government would extend all out cooperation for this purpose. He said that a research centre would also be set up at the institute. Philanthropists and experts would be included in the board of governors of the institute. Surgery, medical treatment, diagnostic and all necessary facilities would be ensured in the institute.
The Chief Minister while setting up a steering committee headed by Chairman – Planning & Development directed the committee to submit a comprehensive report regarding the financial models design and other matters pertaining to the proposed project within six weeks. He also formed a committee headed by Dr.
Nasrullah Chaudhary for technical consultation which would submit its recommendations regarding the proposed project of kidney and liver institute.