MULTAN - A state-of-the-art Breast Cancer Clinic has become functional at Nishtar Hospital and it will offer diagnosis and treatment facilities. The clinic was inaugurated by Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Salman Rafiq. The minister said on the occasion that work on a 100-bed Cancer Unit had begun and funds worth Rs1.20 billion had been released for the purpose.

He claimed that it would be the largest cancer treatment clinic across the country. Referring to newly established clinic, he said that facilities like medicines, chemotherapy and radiotheprapy would be available at the newly established clinic.

Secretary health Punjab, Najam Shah said that the diagnosis and treatment would be done at the clinic and the patients would have to pay a little amount as X-ray fee. Commissioner Multan Bilal Ahmad Butt disclosed on the occasion that work on construction of basement of the cancer unit was underway. He added that a special check was put on the quality of the construction work. Vice Chancellor of Nishtar Medical University Dr Zafar Hussain Tanveer, Medical Superintendant Abdul Rehman Qureshi and head of cancer ward Dr Ijaz Masood were also present.

MEPCO CATCHES 136,000 PILFERERS: The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) claimed on Thursday to have caught 136,000 power pilferers in six months between July and December 2017 during a grand operation, and imposed a fine of Rs940 million on them.

Mepco sources disclosed that the recovery teams of the company had realised Rs650 million from the power pilferers. The accused were stealing electricity through different methods like slowing down the speed of meter, clearing meter memory and putting hooks on electricity lines.

They revealed that 13,740 power pilferers were caught from Multan circle, 12,799 from DG Khan, 7,597 from Vehari, 14,364 from Bahawalpur, 10,833 from Sahiwal, 36,311 from Rahim Yar Khan, 16,141 from Muzaffargarh, 11,104 from Bahawalnagar and 13,111 from Khanewal.