PM reviews facilities for poor at PKLI

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday chaired a meeting to review the facilities for modern and free medical treatment to poor people at Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) here.
While talking to the participants of the meeting, the PM said the Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Programme ear-lier initiated by PKLI should be immediately handed over to the institute again.
He said focus should be on reforming the system for free of cost treatment to poor people in the PKLI and 50 percent of patients should be provided free treatment.
He directed that a fund should be instituted for the free of cost treatment of needy patients and an amount should be allocated for this purpose.
The chairman Board of Governors of PKLI Dr Saeed Akhtar briefed the prime minister about the performance of the institute.
It was told that work was being done to enhance the capacity of PKLI for carrying out complicated surgeries. At pre-sent 41 percent of the patients were being treated free treatment and more than 95 percent of the patients were treated successfully. Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Raza Naqvi, Chief Secretary Punjab Zahid Akhtar Zaman, Secretary Health Punjab Ahmed Javed Qazi, Mujeeeb ur Rehman Shami and others attended the meeting. –Agencies