Govt to provide linear accelerator machines for cancer patients

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Staff Reporter

Lahore—On the directions of Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, provincial government would provide Linear Accelerator Machine worth Rs.250 million to the Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Oncology, Lahore (INMOL Hospital) for the treatment of cancer patients.
It was disclosed by the Advisor on Health, Khawaja Salman Rafique while chairing a meeting to review the arrangements for early provision of the machine at Civil Secretariat. Special Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education, Punjab, Dr. Sajid Mehmood Chohan, Director General Health Punjab, Dr. Mukhtar Hussain Syed, Procurement Specialist, Health Department Tayyab Fareed, Director INMOL Hospital Dr. Abu Bakkar and representative of the concerned firm also attended the meeting. Special Secretary Health Dr. Sajid Chohan informed that the linear accelerator machine used in Beam Radiation treatment of cancer patients.
Dr. Abu Bakkar Director, INMOL Hospital, while thanking the Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif for providing such a costly machine for the patients said that by induction of new machine in the hospital, the treatment facilities for cancer patients would not only further enhanced but, long waiting list of the patients for their treatment would also be minimized. Khawaja Salman Rafique directed the officers of the department and firm representative to complete formalities on fast track for the delivery of the machine at earliest.
Kh. Salman Rafique observed that provision of costly medical equipment to a Federal Medical Institute reflects that Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif believes in serving the ailing humanity without any discrimination and provision of latest health facilities to the people is a mission of his government.

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