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PM orders completion of liver diseases centre

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Monday directed the Health Ministry to make the country’s first “Liver Diseases and Transplant Centre” (LDTC) operational by the end of May. The prime minister directed the Ministry of Health to equip the centre with modern medical facilities that meet international standards. He directed that the best professionals be hired to provide quality health care to the hepatitis patients.
The directives were made by the Prime Minister during a presentation by the Ministry of Health here on LDTC at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad. Gilani also asked that the first liver transplant operation be conducted in June and that the poor and needy patients suffering from hepatitis be provided free treatment.
He said that a board be constituted with eminent individuals from various fields and professionals to identify the genuine needy and deserving patients. Prime Minister Gilani launched the project on Nov 4, 2010 while launching Prime Minister’s programme for hepatitis prevention and control. The Liver Diseases Transplant Centre (LDTC) is a landmark project of the present government to be run by local experts.

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