Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid visited the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute to meet four children who underwent transplantation surgery here on Tuesday.
Present on the occasion were Dean PKLI Dr. Faisal Saud, Director Hospital Dr. Tazeen Zia and parents of children. Dr. Yasmin Rashid inquired about the health of children and gave away chocolates to these children. Parents of four children thanked the PKLI administration and the Health Minister for a successful surgery. The Health Minister addressed the media after meeting the children.
The Health Minister said, “Today I am extremely delighted to see four successful transplantation surgeries of these children.
I congratulate the PKLI administration for this successful surgery. The parents of these children are satisfied. The PKLI has successfully performed 215 Kidney transplants and 121 Liver transplants so far.
Taxpayers money shall not be wasted. As many as 43 machines are providing dialysis services to the patients at the PKLI. The number of dialysis machines is being increased from 43 to 60. In the last two years the PKLI has provided dialysis services to 52961 patients.
Nine modular theatres have been prepared at PKLI and it also has PET scan facility. According to Faisal Saud, the PKKLI is improving things on its own. The transplants for children have started here. The PKLI has 135 beds available and they are being increased to 476.
All patients unable to bear the costs are provided free of cost transplantation services. Even those paying for the surgeries pay much less than other hospitals in the private sector. The administration of the PKLI deserves appreciation for working during all four waves of the Corona Pandemic.
More than 140 million people have been vaccinated in Reach Every Door campaign. Vaccination is underway at full pace in Punjab. The daily target of the nationwide Measles-Rubella campaign is being achieved successfully.
The campaign continues from 15 to 27th November. The health department is taking steps to control SMOG. Vehicles with fuel emissions are a big reason for the SMOG. Due to the increase in smog, holidays for education institutions came under consideration.
Heaps of garbage must not be burnt for disposal. There is an organized traffic system in developed countries like UK. The PKLI area is less affected by SMOG. We shall have to move to clean energy vehicles.”
Responding to queries of journalists, she said former prime minister Mian Naz Sharif was successfully treated at a government hospital.
He was sent him to UK with 80,000 platelets. He had gone abroad with a promise to come back but he did not fulfil the promise and he must come back to Pakistan.
She said the former PM claims to be a leader of Pakistan but he does not trust doctors who treated him. She said she contacted his personal physician Dr. Adnan for his reports.
She said she was the first to contact Election Commission after Panama Leaks as Nawaz Sharif did not declare his assets. She said Latif Khosa and Sheikh Rashid had also resorted to court in Panama case.