PIMS to setup kidney transplant centre, NA told


Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Abdul Qadir Patel on Friday said the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has planned to establish Kidney Transplant Centre in the hospital.

In a written reply to the question of Kheikh Rohale Asghar, the minister told National Assembly, during question hour that two Renal and Liver Transplant Surgeons including Dr Nasir Hussain and Dr Obaidullah, currently working in Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, would join PIMS as Associated Professor and Assistant Professor.

Dr Khalid Saeed, Assistant Professor of Urology, of PIMS was also allowed clinical attachment/training for renal transplant from Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, while the rest of the team was already available in PIMS. The facility for a kidney transplant was available at Federal Hospital Zheikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore.

In a written reply to another question, the minister said two hospitals including Jinnah Hospital (G-11/3) and King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Hospital having separate Cardiac Department were being established in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Islamabad. —APP