CM allows liver surgery in health card programme

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Expresses sorrow over loss of lives in helicopter crash

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has approved the inclusion of complicated liver surgery in the health card programme and accorded in principle approval to increase the funds of the programme.

Similarly, complicated heart surgery of child patients would also be included in the health card programme.

The CM said that surgery of the liver, kidney and pancreas would be facilitated through Bahria International hospitals while the inclusion of complicated liver surgery would further facilitate the needy patients.

Vice President Bahria International Hospital Dr Shazia Malik called on CM here on Monday and assured him of their cooperation in this regard. The operation and post-operative-care facilities would be provided on health card in Bahria international hospitals.

Dr Faisal Hanif of Bahria International hospitals; Gen (retd) Iftikhar, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former principal secretary GM Sikandar, Secretary Specialized Healthcare Imran Sikandar Baloch and others were also present.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the Pakistan Army helicopter crash in Balochistan and extended sympathies to the bereaved families.

He paid tributes to Pilot Maj Muhammad Muneeb Afzal, Pilot Maj Khurram Shahzad, Naik Jalil, Subedar Abdul Wahid, and Sepoys Shoaib and Muhammad Imran.

The chief minister said that brave soldiers sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, adding that the martyrs are the nation’s heroes and their sacrifice will never be forgotten.

 

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