LAHORE: Punjab Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah said that hepatitis clinics and gastroenterology (GI) departments will be established in all teaching hospitals of Punjab.
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According to him, work on the scheme has been started and hepatitis clinics and GI departments would be established in 17 tertiary care hospitals by September 30 in the first phase. He said treatment facilities for liver diseases would be provided in all the hospitals and state-of-the-art gastroenterology departments would be set up in south, central and northern Punjab.
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Shah further added that the Punjab government was setting up a state-of-the-art institution called PKLI at a cost of Rs20 billion for the treatment and transplantation of kidney and liver. He said that the facility of liver transplantation would be provided by Sheikh Zayed Hospital. He said that a Project Management Unit (PMU) had been established to coordinate and monitor all the initiatives.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2017.
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