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March 12, 2019

PKLI performs firstliver transplant


March 12, 2019

LAHORE: Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center (PKLI), on March 8, successfully performed its first liver transplant surgery on a 31-year-old male patient from Rahim Yar Khan.

A 19-year-old niece of the patient donated her liver. Both the donor and the recipient are in a good state. The patient, father of a 3-year-old daughter, repairs mobile phones to earn his family’s livelihood and it was impossible for him to afford liver transplant surgery, which was performed free of cost.

The hospital management and administration worked hard to achieve this milestone. The management believes that this is the start of a new chapter in the healthcare landscape of Pakistan. They also acknowledged the trust of people and support from the government.

medicines: Resolving long-standing demands of faculty members and employees, Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad on Monday inaugurated provision of medicine facility of chronic diseases to faculty members and employees at PU Teaching Hospital.

PU Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Tahseen Zameer and other officials were present on the occasion. PU teachers and employees have termed the initiative a big relief to the university community.

They said teachers and employees had been demanding provision of medicine of chronic diseases since many years. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad said the administration was taking care of the needs of PU teachers and employees.

Dr Tahseen Zameer said the medicine of 15 chronic diseases would now be available to the patients. investors: Punjab Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal said industrialists and investors would be facilitated and no hurdle would be tolerated in the process of promoting business activities. During the next five years, the target of creating one crore employment opportunities will be met through the promotion of investment and industries.

He was talking to a delegation of investors at Punjab Board of Investment and Trade. He said a new system would be introduced to eliminate the red-tapism for establishing new industries and federal and Punjab government departments would provide facilities to the investors under one roof. He said the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) was a marvelous initiative for promoting industrial sector as Punjab would emerge as a hub of trade and economic activities.

Along with new SEZs, the old industrial zones will also be upgraded where the establishment of industries will be ensured. Instead of any lip-service, PTI believes in practical measures and Punjab will be made an interactive investment destination for the business community, he added. A new era of development will start soon and the life style of low-income strata will be improved, the minister added.

transferred: Punjab School Education Department (SED) on Monday transferred and posted CEOs of seven District Education Authorities (DEAs). These districts include Lahore, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, Toba Tek Singh, Jhelum and Okara.

In the provincial metropolis former EDO (Education) Pervaiz Akhtar has been posted as Acting CEO of the District Education Authority. Nasim Ahmed Zahid, who was serving as CEO, has been directed to report to the SED for further orders.

harmony: Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine has said all segments of society should actively participate in upcoming Holi celebrations, emphasising that their presence would deliver a positive message to show solidarity with non-Muslim minorities, promote interfaith harmony, strengthen patriotic zeal and represent diverse Pakistan society, according to Quaid-i-Azam.

He expressed these views in a meeting with different representatives of Hindus at the camp office on Monday. The minister acknowledged resolution passed by Pakistan Hindu Council against Indian aggression and vowed to support brave Pakistan Army for defending motherland.

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