Govt to set up liver trans­plant cen­ters

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Min­is­ter for Health, Makhdoom Sha­habud­din on Mon­day in­formed the Na­tional Assem­bly that Fed­eral Govern­ment was plan­ning to es­tab­lish two liver trans­plant and treat­ment cen­ters in the coun­try. He said that one cen­ter would be es­tab­lish at Sheikh Zayed Hos­pi­tal, La­hore and the other here at Pak­istan In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sci­ences (PIMS).

The Min­is­ter said that a grant of Rs200 mil­lion for the cen­tre at PIMS Is­lam­abad and Rs 176.832 mil­lion have also been sanc­tioned for the cen­tre at Shaikh Zayed Hos­pi­tal, La­hore.

Sha­habud­din said that liver cen­ter would be com­pleted by the end of 2011 at PIMS while other one would be com­pleted within three to four months at Shaikh Zayad Hos­pi­tal in La­hore. Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion, he said that no sur­vey was con­ducted to as­cer­tain the num­ber of ma­ter­nity re­lated deaths in the years 2009 to 2010 but the last sur­vey was con­ducted in 2006-07 which was ob­served in Pun­jab 227/100000, Sindh 314/10000, KPK 275/10000, Balochis­tan 785/100000 and AJK 400/10000 cases were re­ported.

The Min­ster said that only one proper burn unit func­tion­ing at PIMS and which is in­cur­ring a daily cost of Rs20,000 adding that for run­ning of the equip­ment it re­quires pro­fes­sion­als and ex­perts staff.

He said that in this re­gard Pak­istan would send a team of doc­tors to China for their train­ing and then the burn units would be set up in the other cities of the coun­try to ben­e­fit the pa­tients with the burn in­juries. -App

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