Controlling disease: Hepatitis mobile centres get go-ahead

Published: February 13, 2017

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has given the go-ahead to establish hepatitis mobile centres in nine divisions of the province in the first phase.

While addressing a meeting held on Sunday to review progress on different matters of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute, the chief minister instructed officials to take all immediate steps to establish these centres at the earliest.

He added these centres would be established in a phased manner whereas the scope of these centres would be spread to each and every district of the province.

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Shehbaz said the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute was a unique project and with the completion of this institute, patients would be provided modern medical facilities. “There is a plan to establish Hepatitis Clinic on the project site as well, he said, adding the hepatitis clinic will be inaugurated soon where hepatitis patients would be provided quality medical facilities.

He directed officials to functionalise the Human Organ Transplant Authority on priority basis and to take immediate steps to fully activate it.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2017.

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