Children won’t be a chopped liver


Shahbaz says liver transplant centre for children to be set up soon

Punjab government has decided to set up a modern and fully equipped liver transplant centre for children at Children Hospital where foreign trained doctors, nurses and paramedical staff will be posted.

The government will arrange training of doctors, nurses and paramedics from abroad for the centre.

This was decided in a high level meeting presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday. Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique, Health secretary, Children Hospital dean,

Children Hospital MD, Indian expert in liver transplant of children Dr Neelam Mohan and other medical experts attended the meeting.

The chief minister said that Punjab government is paying special attention to Health sector and not only the ongoing health projects have been completed but new programmes have also been started in the province and billions of rupees are being utilised for this purpose.

He said that due to increasing liver diseases, there is a need for paying special attention to their treatment and Punjab government is providing all out facilities and resources for this purpose. He said that the project of setting up liver transplant at Children Hospital would be executed as early as possible.

He directed that final recommendations be submitted to him within seven days regarding the project of liver transplant centre. He said that trained doctors, nurses and paramedical staff will be posted at liver transplant centre and their training from aboard will also be arranged.

He directed that the programme of training of doctors and other staff for liver transplant centre be evolved as soon as possible. Indian expert, Dr Neelam Mohan gave a detailed briefing regarding establishment of liver transplant centre for the children.