A new academic block dedicated to medical science research including seminars and workshops will open at Lahore General Hospital next month, the principal of the teaching hospital said on Sunday.
The hospital’s old laboratory and neurology auditorium had been merged at a cost of Rs6.6 million to form the new block, Professor Tariq Salahuddin said at a ceremony held at the LGH at the end of a two-day workshop of childhood tuberculosis.
Prof Salahuddin said such workshops were very helpful in improving doctors’ capability to combat complicated diseases. He said that tuberculosis could be controlled through care and prevention.
“This disease is curable and TB patients should be loved and not hated,” he said.
Prof Salahuddin said that the public hospitals and basic health units across the Punjab had all the facilities needed to combat tuberculosis.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2011.