Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute was of vital importance which will cost billions of rupees while hundred percent free of charge treatment facilities will be provided to poor, destitute and deserving patients.
He was presiding over a meeting here Sunday which reviewed the pace of implementation of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and Research Centre.
Addressing the meeting, he said the institution would be a state-of-the-art with regard to treatment of kidney and liver diseases and result in provision of modern medical facilities to kidney and liver patients under one roof.
The chief minister directed that work should be carried out on this project round-the-clock and construction work be completed expeditiously.
He said concerned institutions and departments should further this project in a coordinated manner.
He said he was personally monitoring progress on the project of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute.
He said that Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute would be a splendid project with regard to medical science, clinical research and provision of treatment facilities and will be among the best institutes of this kind in the world.
Shehbaz Sharif said that provision of modern treatment facilities to the common man was a priority of the government and keeping in view this fact, foundation stone of state of the art Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute has been laid in Lahore. He said that all out measures would be taken for the speedy completion of this project.
Advisor on Health Kh. Salman Rafique, Secretary Health, MD NESPAK, President Board of Governors of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute Dr. Saeed Akhtar and other concerned officials attended the meeting.