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50% of patients may get free treatment at PKLI

LAHORE: On Sunday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a meeting to assess the resources for cutting-edge, no-cost medical care for the underprivileged at Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) in Lahore.

The premier demanded that the institution receive immediate control of the Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Programme that had previously been started by PKLI while speaking to the meeting’s attendees.

He argued that the system for the PKLI’s free treatment programme for the underprivileged should be improved, and 50% of patients should receive free care.

He instructed the establishment of a fund and the allocation of funds for the treatment of poor patients at no cost.

The chairman of the PKLI Board of Governors, Dr. Saeed Akhtar, gave the prime minister an update on the institute’s operations.

The meeting was informed that efforts were being made to increase PKLI‘s capability for performing challenging surgeries, that currently, 41% of patients were receiving free care, and that more than 95% of patients had successful outcomes.

Mohsin Raza Naqvi, the interim chief minister of Punjab, Zahid Akhtar Zaman, Ahmed Javed Qazi, Mujeebur Rehman Shami, and others were present at the meeting.

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