LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that a state-of-the-art Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute and Research Center being set up in the knowledge Park will be a glorious addition to public health facilities.

The CM said while chairing a meeting which reviewed in detail the project of Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute and Research Center on Friday. He said that Kidney Center will be a unique project in the country and a milestone in the public health sector. The poor will get free of charge treatment facilities in the institute.

President Board of Governors of the Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute and Research Center Dr Saeed Akhtar gave a briefing on the project while representative of international company informed about the initial design.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that reforms of revolutionary nature were being introduced in health sector for its development and provision of modern treatment facilities to the people. He said that an effective strategy had been adopted for ensuring availability of doctors and medicines in the hospitals.

Shahbaz Sharif said that the practical steps taken for the development of health facilities were yielding positive results. He said that autonomous board of governors had been set up for looking after the administrative affairs of the institute. He said that Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute and Research Center would be made a state-of-the-art institution of South Asia and the latest medical facilities of international standard will be available to the patients.

The chief minister said that a research center would also be established in the institute. He directed that austerity should be maintained in the construction work. He said that provincial steering committee should adopt measures expeditiously for the implementation of the project.

Shahbaz Sharif directed that all concerned institutions should provide maximum cooperation to Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute and Research Center. He said that no effort should be spared for completion of this project within fix timeline.  He said that provincial steering committee should hold regular meetings regarding the project. He also constituted a committee for the purchase of medical equipment for the project.