Lahore, March 10, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here today paid a surprised visit to the site for the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute despite rain and reviewed progress on the construction work. He stayed at the site for two hours and inspected various parts of the institute. Praising the speedy work on the project, CM Shehbaz Sharif said he was pleased to see the speedy work on the project and speedy work has given him strength.
He had informal conversation with labourers working on the project and spent time with them. Addressing labourers, he said all labourers are working on the project of the national interest and their role will be remembered. He said he is pleased to see that work on the project is continued round-the-clock and all labourers are working with diligence. The chief minister was given briefing on the project.
Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif also visited the under construction hepatitis clinic at the site for the institute. He said hepatitis clinic will be inaugurated during the current month and such clinics will also be established in other districts. The chief minister was given a comprehensive briefing on the site. Speaking on the occasion, CM Shehbaz Sharif said the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute is unique institute and this will be the state of the art institute in South Asia.
He said poor and needy patients of kidney and liver will be provided free of the cost top quality medical treatment in the institute. He said work on the institute will be completed at the fast track and the first phase of the project will be completed during the current year and provision of the medical aid will be started. He said the Punjab government has provided all funds for project and this institute will be made an independent trust.
He said this institute will get prominent place in the field of medical research and the best human resource will be recruited for this project. He directed the DG PHA to make best landscaping of the project and make it the green project. He said provision of the best quality medical aid is the responsibility of the government and billions of rupees are being spent on the health sector. Provincial Minister Khwaja Salman Rafique, Khwaja Imran Nazeer, Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman of Abraaj Group Health Fund Impact Committee Sir David Nicholson, members of a Korean company and concerning officials and experts were also present on the occasion.
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