LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting which reviewed progress on Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant project.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that the project of Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant Institute is of vital importance in the provision of modern treatment facilities to the patients suffering from kidney and liver diseases.

He said that there is a need for coordination between institutions concerned for speedy implementation of the project. He said that this project will be state-of-the-art like other projects of Punjab government and will be a milestone in the provision of modern treatment facilities in health sector. The chief minister reprimanded authorities concerned over delay in some matters pertaining to the project and said that there is no cause for delay in the project and it should be furthered in a professional manner and department concerned should work with effective mutual coordination.

He said that he will personally head steering committee in future and its meetings will be held regularly on weekly basis. He said that delay in this important project of public interest is not tolerable. He directed that all out steps should be taken for completing the project in the stipulated period. Sahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government has given the biggest budget of the history of the province for public health and the benefits of the funds of billions of rupees provided for the development of health sector should reach the masses at any cost.

He said that provision of modern health facilities to the citizens is the top priority of Punjab government and no effort will be spared in this regard. Adviser on Health Kh Salman Rafique, Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal, Secretary Health, Managing Director NESPAK, DG Lahore Development Authority, President Board of Governors of Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant Institute Dr Saeed Akhtar besides others attended the meeting.