Punjab chief minister approves setting up of liver transplant centre
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has approved establishment of the Liver Transplant Centre in Lahore. This was stated by Health Secretary, Fawad Hassan Fawad while presiding over a meeting regarding the establishment of the Centre, here Friday.
The meeting was informed that the purchase of medical equipment for Liver Transplant Centre would cost Rs 380 million and Rs 300 million would be spent on its other expenses. Operation theatres would be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The project is expected to complete by January 2011.
Professor Dr Ahsan Waheed Rathore, while giving briefing the Health Secretary about the project, said that a team of expert doctors is being prepared for liver transplant, which include surgeons and physicians. The team consisting of 8 doctors is being sent to Britain for advance professional training for a period of three to six months, which would cost Rs 5.2 million.
He said that with the establishment of the centre, Children Hospital would become a state of the art hospital, matching international standards and all types of health facilities would be available under one roof. Children Hospital Medical Director Professor Dr Ahsan Waheed Rathore, Professor Dr Tahir Masood, Dr Noreen, Dr Saira Rehman, Dr Haroon, Dr Saleem and Dr Hassan were also present in the meeting.
Source: Business Recorder