LAHORE– Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid Tuesday announced the construction of state-of-the-art Punjab Institute of Blood Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
The announcement followed the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
The minister, who was presiding over a high-level meeting of the Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education on Tuesday, reviewed the matters regarding PC-I and other affairs of Punjab Institute of Blood Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
Prof Dr Tahir Shamsi in the light of his experiences gave valuable suggestions to the meeting. Dr Yasmin Rashid said that Punjab Institute of Blood Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplantation will consist of 200-beds.
Modern treatment facilities of transplantation, diagnosis of blood diseases, treatment and prevention of thalassemia and genetic diseases, haemophilia and treatment of ITP will be provided in this institute.
She further disclosed that NIBD Karachi will cooperate in establishing and functioning of this institute. Training would be provided to the staff and experts of the institute on modern lines.
Provincial Secretary Health Nabeel Ahmed Awan, special Secretary Salwat Saeed, Special Secretary Nadir Chatha, Director NIBD from Karachi, expert of bone marrow transplantation Prof Dr Tahir Shamsi were also present on the occasion.