LAHORE Punjab Institute of Cardiology Medical Superintendent Dr Jaffar Salim has said the chief minister has provided Rs 500 million for indoor and Rs 100 million for entitled patients. In a statement issued here on Friday, he said that free treatment was being provided to all indoor and emergency patients including expensive approved stents and cardiac surgery disposables. The MS informed that 101290 patients had been provided free medical facilities at OPD, whereas 48,240 patients treated at emergency during the last six months. He said that 10781 patients got free treatment at indoor while 1089 cardiac surgery procedures conducted. He said that 1,32,5687 pathology lab tests, 13164 echocardiography, 2,948 exercise tolerance tests, 1,025 CT Angio and 8,431 angiography tests were performed. The institution earned 45 per cent share from the fee collected by the consultants and in 2010 while PIC share earned Rs 112 million. This amount was spent on the treatment of deserving patients. Salim further said that several development projects had been completed in PIC with the financial assistance of philanthropists. He informed that free food was being provided to all indoor patients with the help of a private company and a philanthropist and an amount of Rs 5 million was being spent on it per annum. He informed that different private firms and philanthropists were also providing financial assistance for the bypass surgery and medical treatment of poor and deserving patients. DG Rangers calls on CM: Director General Rangers Punjab Major General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday. The DG apprised the CM of the professional activities of Rangers in the province. Shahbaz Sharif congratulated Major General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain on assuming responsibilities as the head of Punjab Rangers, and expressed his best wishes to him.