LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif Friday addressed a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat via video link from London. During the meeting, progress on the under-construction project of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute (PKLI) was reviewed in detail.
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that PKLI project would emerge as a role model initiative for providing exceptional service to humanity and it would be the only state-of-the-art project in the whole region.
He directed the officials concerned to expedite work on the project so as to provide latest healthcare facilities to deserving patients suffering from kidney and liver related problems. He observed that the institution which was being constructed with an estimated amount of Rs 20 billion would provide the best healthcare facilities to patients.
He also said that it was the government’s priority to push early completion of the first phase of the project as every moment was precious to meet the deadline. He said that work should be carried out with vigour and eye-catching, as well as, state-of-the-art landscaping should also be made a part of the hospital design.
Moreover, CM Shehbaz said that residential facilities would also be arranged for doctors, nurses and other staff. The Punjab government shall leave no stone unturned to arrange adequate resources for this project, he added. He said that common people would be provided their right by giving them world-class treatment facilities. The chief minister was given a briefing about the development made on the first phase of the project.
Provincial Ministers Khawaja Salman Rafique, Rana Mashhood Ahmed, Punjab government Spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan, chief secretary, assistant chief secretary, secretaries concerned, President BOG PKLI Board of Governors President Dr Saeed Akhtar and other officials attended the meeting.