Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab paid an impromptu visit to PKLI-First Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Clinic (HPTC), today on Saturday 20th May, 2017. Representatives from various Government department including, Khawaja Salman Rafique, Minister Health Punjab, Najam Ahmad Shah, Secretary Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education Department were also the part of the visit. Dr. Saeed Akhter, President and CEO PKLI, gave the brief presentation regarding the HPTC operational activities so far.
After a brief presentation, CM along with Prof. Dr. Saeed Akhter inspected various departments of the clinic and the treatment being provided to the patients. There he met the clinical staff and admired that they are highly committed and working in sync. He was impressed by the highly ethical standards being followed at the clinic and the way the consultants and paramedics are delivering personalised care in a well-equipped and clean setting.
CM then visited under construction site of PKLI Hospital. He was given a briefing on the pace of the project by Mujahid Shair dil, Chief Operating IDAP about 100 beds that are going to be launched by the end of the current year that is December 2017. Praising the project, the Chief Minister said that he is pleased with the speed of the work.Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the PKLI-Hospital would be a state-of- the-art institute where poor patients will be provided top quality medical treatment. Prof. Dr. Saeed Akhter stated that there would be high quality human resource and state-of-the-art machinery that will ultimately help in achieving our goals and make hepatitis-free Pakistan.
PKLI has already taken on board highly qualified doctors and consultants from abroad that are running the clinic. The organization continues to hire the required staff that meets or exceeds the human resource requirements for a state of the art institute. Khawaja Salman Rafique, Najam Ahmad Shah, appreciated the seriousness of efforts being put by all the team members of PKLI.