LAHORE - The provincial government has agreed to provide 50 acres of land and funds to Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute Trust (PKLIT) for establishing a transplantation institute.

During a meeting of PKLIT Board of Governors on Thursday, Advisor to CM on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq revealed that the chief minister had already allocated 50 acres on Burki Road for establishing the Kidney and Liver Institute in Lahore.

The meeting formally elected 11 private members of the BoGs. Health Secretary Jawad Rafiq Malik and the Finance Secretary will be its ex-officio members. Head of Al-Shifa International Islamabad Dr Saeed Akhtar has been elected as BoGs president; Dr Syed Nayyar Mehmood as vice-president; and Dr Iftikharul Hassan as secretary, whereas Chief Minister Punjab will be its patron-in-chief.

Dr Saeed Akhtar, while appreciating the efforts of the CM, said that Shahbaz Sharif was realising the miseries of poor. “The Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute is being set up for the poor but rich people will also benefit from it,” he added.