A 100-bed Kidney Centre has been made functional at DHQ Hospital for the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare for the patients at the local level.

The Kidney Centre has 25 dialysis machines worth Rs30 million provided by the district administration. It has also been provided with funds of Rs8 million for the completion of the remaining work. The centre would be equipped with Lithotripsy machines at a cost of Rs50 million for removing kidney stone through advanced laser technology.

It was inaugurated by former Punjab Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan while parliamentarian Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Rajab Ali Khan Baloch, Sh Ejaz Ahmad, Haji Khalid Saeed, Begum Najma Afzal, Haji Ilyas Ansari, Zafar Iqbal Nagra, Wasa Vice Chairman Mian Irfan Manan, PMC Principal Dr Muhammad Ali Tirmazi, medical superintendents of Allied and DHQ Hospitals Dr Rashid Maqbool, Dr Abdul Rauf, AMS Dr Habib Butter and In-charge Urology Ward Dr Safdar Sayal were also present.

Rana Sanaullah visited the centre and reviewed the medical facilities available for the patients. He appreciated the efforts made for the establishment of the centre as it was dire need of the city. He said that the kidney centre was a gift from the chief minister. He said that the chief minister had approved funds of Rs80 million yearly for the kidney centre.

DCO Noorul Amin said that the kidney centre had been made functional after getting the all kinds of hindrances removed. He said that the district administration had provided huge amount for purchase of dialysis machines and other medical requirements. He said that the centre would be transform into kidney Institute and facilities of kidney transplantation would also be provided in the institute.

Medical Superintendent Dr Abdul Rauf said that preliminarily, 10 dialysis machines were working in the centre and other would be made functional in a few days.  He said that staff had been provided for the centre and hi-tech machinery would also be available for kidney operations. The PMC principal also spoke on the occasion and expressed his determination to follow the vision of the Punjab CM regarding provision of medical treatment at their doorsteps.