LAHORE After performing first ever successful cadaveric liver transplant in the history of the country, management of Sheikh Zayed Hospital has decided to launch transplant awareness programme for the continuity of the process and success of the centre. Successful liver transplant at the centre is a big achievement of SZH and Pakistan, said SZH Postgraduate Medical Institute Chairman and Dean Prof Zafar Iqbal, adding that continuity of the process and success of transplant centre is an even bigger challenge. There is a need of raising public awareness about donating liver and other vital organs for enabling patients to live normal life. Media, civil society organisations and educated youth are required to motivate public to develop a culture of donating organs after death to the needy patients, Prof Zafar Iqbal said, adding that the hospital management would take on board vibrant sections of the society for the success of transplant awareness programme to be launched in near future. Surgeons at SZH transplanted liver to Amer Raza, 42, a resident of Daska, District Sialkot on Friday after over eight hour long surgery on Friday. This is first ever such successful operation in the country that provided hope of liver transplant at much lesser cost than the facility abroad. The team of Pakistani surgeons carried out first ever successful surgery in the history of the country by planting liver of Arslan to Amer Raza. Following death of Arslan in a road accident, his family donated liver of the deceased that enabled Amir Raza to live normal life after successful transplant. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani inaugurated first liver transplant centre in the country at SZH during the last year. Another liver transplant centre will be operational at Children Hospital in near future. CM to inaugurate hospital: Construction work at THQ Hospital Sharaqpur will be completed at a cost of Rs 183.913 million in the first week of December 2011. Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate the hospital. It was disclosed at a meeting held here Saturday with Punjab Secretary Health Jehanzeb Khan in the chair.