Free health care: Shehbaz nods to endowment fund for kidney institute

Institution will conduct research to stop spread of kidney and liver diseases.

Our Correspondent April 03, 2017
Peking University’s Prof Justin Yifu Lin presents his book to Shehbaz Sharif. photo: NNI

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said an endowment fund for Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute would be set up through which poor patients would get free medical treatment.

The chief minister expressed these views while chairing a meeting on Sunday to review progress on the organ transplantation  project, human resource affairs and establishment of hepatitis clinics.

Shehbaz said work was in progress on the huge project of kidney and liver medical treatment facility in the provincial capital.

He said the 470-bed institute would prove to be a milestone for treatment of kidney and liver in the province.

“Besides provision of free medical facilities to kidney and liver patients, the research work will also be done in this institute to prevent spread of these diseases,” Shehbaz said.

He said the first phase of this hospital would be completed by the end of this year and start providing modern medical facilities to the patients.

Pak-China relations

During a meeting with international economic expert from China’s renowned Peking University and World Bank’s former senior vice president Prof Justin Yifu Lin called on Shehbaz and exchanged views on Pak-China relations, strengthening of Pakistan’s economy, establishment of industrial parks, and economic stability of the country.

Prof Justin said Shehbaz has played a leading role in Pakistan’s progress particularly Punjab and his services for the progress and development of the people of Punjab were commendable.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2017.


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