Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute (PKLI) today. He went to different sections of the OPD, inquired after the health of the patients and talked with doctors and other staff. He also inspected pharmacy and checked the process of provision of medicines to the patients.
While expressing their satisfaction over the provision of wonderful medical facilitates, different patients said that a superb medical institution has been developed for serving the ailing humanity. The doctors and other staff members said the credit of developing this state-of-the-art institution goes to the Punjab Chief Minister.
Talking on the occasion, the Chief Minister expressed the satisfaction that this hospital has become a role model institution and he has been feeling happy to visit it. I am satisfied to observe the provision of best healthcare facilities along with excellent arrangements for the patients and added that this hospital would prove as a game-changer initiative in the health sector.
The poor patients suffering from liver and kidney diseases are being treated free of cost and I shall continue to regularly visit this hospital to remain fully abreast of the medical facilities being provided here, he added.
Meanwhile, a high-level meeting was held at the PKLI under the chair of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to review the construction work and installation of medical equipments during the second phase.
The Chief Minister directed to expedite the work on second phase to operationalize it by March 23. He said that work should be continued on this project with dedication and vigor and no stone should be left unturned to complete the project well in time.
He said that process of transplantation of kidney and liver shall be started in this hospital on March 23. He directed that patients should not face any difficulty with regard to their treatment during the first phase of the hospital which has already been completed.
Provincial Health Minister Kh. Salman Rafiq, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Chairman BOD of PKLI Dr. Saeed Akhter and others attended the meeting.
Later, the Chief Minister while talking to the media said that Khan Sahib and his PTI have done nothing during the last more than four years except sit-in, mendacity and leveling baseless allegations. Now they are worried about facing the people as the elections are nearer.
On the contrary, we are inaugurating public welfare projects including hospitals, schools, filter clinics, colleges, infrastructure and transport development schemes every day.
Meanwhile, PTI and Khan Sahib have only wasted time of the people. That is why they are worried to face the people. First Niazi Sabib alleged that I have taken 23 billion rupees as bribe from Javed Sadiq. Upon it, I sent a notice to him which he has not replied back till today. Then the allegation of 10 billion rupees bribe was leveled in Panama Case. I filed a suit but he is avoiding to appear before the court, he added.
He said that Niazi Sahib who is the master of U-Turns, falsehood and speaking lies tried to obstruct the journey of development through sit-ins and lockdowns.
In a TV program, Khan Sahib claimed that he will eliminate loadshedding in KPK in five years but he is unable to produce even single kilowatt electricity till today.
Meanwhile, Punjab government has completed electricity generation projects of thousands of megawatts capacity from its own resources and we are happy that the electricity produced by these projects is being provided to the whole of Pakistan.
To a question asked about the Balochistan government, the Chief Minister said that we support the democratic process and added that all the political parties should also support it so that public welfare projects could be speedily completed and corruption could be eliminated as well. It is the beauty of the democracy that elected representatives decide themselves and we are hopeful that PML-N government shall continue in Balochistan, he added.