Lahore, March 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that purpose of celebrating World Kidney Day is to sensitize the general public about safety from kidney diseases and importance of treatment and precautionary measures. In his message issued here today on the eve of World Kidney Day, the Chief Minister said that provision of best possible facilities for proper treatment of kidney diseases is part of governmental priorities and free medicines and tests’ facility is available in the hospitals for kidney patients. Similarly, free dialysis facility has been provided in public sector hospitals across the province.
Along with it, a state-of-the-art Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute and Research Center has been established in the provincial metropolis. First phase of PKLI has been started and it is providing quality treatment facilities to the kidney patients under one roof. Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs. 20 billion for this project, he said.
The Chief Minister observed that reason of gradual increase in kidney diseases is lack of awareness and added that people can remain safe from kidney diseases by adopting a healthy lifestyle and following necessary precautionary measures. He stressed the need of running an awareness campaign in an organized manner for promoting public awareness for remaining safe from kidney diseases and added that we should also reiterate this commitment today that all the available resources will be utilized for controlling this disease and provision of quality healthcare facilities to the patients.
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Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
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