PKLI at a Glance

State of The Art Structure

Our Vision

PKLI&RC’s vision is to create a center of excellence in healthcare, starting with the treatment of kidney and liver diseases, to deliver state-of-the-art medical care without discrimination, and to foster culture of prevention, original thinking, research and medical education.

Our Mission

  1. To provide advanced clinical care to patients with kidney and liver diseases irrespective of their caste, color, gender, religion or financial status.
  2. To develop and implement strategies of prevention to reduce the burden of disease and its financial implication on the society.
  3. To offer the highest standards of medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  4. To promote cutting-edge research and bridge the gap between scientists and clinicians.

Core Values

Compassion: To touch every patient with empathy and enhance the healing process by providing holistic care.

Competence: To deliver quality care consistently and remain up-to-date with current medical knowledge by participating in CME (Continuous Medical Education).

Integrity: To inculcate the traits of honesty and discipline among employees with the goal of earning the trust of patients.

Ethics: To minimize any harm to patients by integrating highest ethical and moral values in system.

Accountability: To develop a system, which will make every employee accountable, regardless of their designation; and ensure that patient care is monitored and reported.

Mutual Respect: To encourage a culture of mutual respect, irrespective of the rank and designation of the employee.

Professional Pride: To promote a culture where employee of every rank should take pride in offering highest quality of professional services.

Transparency: To ensure transparency in the organization’s operations, procedures and finances.

PKLI’s Patron-in-Chief

I am very happy to announce that Government of Punjab has inaugurated, by the grace of Allah, the first phase of a world class kidney and liver hospital in Lahore, known as Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center. This institute will become a hub of activities for those patients who cannot afford to finance their bills because of the exorbitant costs of such processes; they have either to depend on government funding or from philanthropists or depart this world without being operated and that is not what Islamic welfare state should be doing. In fact, it is one of the principal responsibilities of Islamic welfare state to look after its people, particularly those who are downtrodden and deprived. This hospital will provide free of cost medical treatment to the deserving patients who suffer from these diseases. On December 25, 2017, the Quaid e Azam Day, we opened the doors of this first of its kind institute in Pakistan.

I am very grateful to Prof. Dr. Saeed Akhter and his team, to Adviser Health and Secretary Health for providing full support to this trust hospital and offering all kind of facilities to ensure that this great institute is completed according to its agreed timeline.

Let us pray to Allah Almighty to grant us courage and commitment to serve our countrymen to the best of our abilities. Pakistan Zindabad!

 

Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif
Chief Minister Punjab
Patron-in-Chief
Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center

PKLI’s President & CEO

I am very pleased to share with you that Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center’s team and the Government of Punjab have successfully inaugurated the hospital’s first phase on December 25, 2017.

PKLI&RC is indeed an outcome of absolute hard work, passion, allegiance and sacrifices of the hospital’s management, employees and the provincial government. I am immensely grateful to Allah SWT for His prodigious help in establishing this hospital for serving the ailing humanity, and I am also thankful to Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and the entire Punjab government machinery for their unconditional support in achieving the objectives of the project. This is the only healthcare project designed on JCIA (USA) standards in the history of Pakistan where the Government of Punjab, under the guidance of its Chief Minister, has invested 20 billion rupees, which will be operated by an independent Trust.

The journey started 17 years ago when I observed that Pakistan was under a huge burden of kidney and liver diseases including Hepatitis. The fact that disturbed me the most was the lethal combination of disease and poverty. Therefore, along with Dr. Nayer Mahmud, I laid the foundation of Pakistan Kidney Institute (PKI) in 2004 in the vicinity of Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, to deliver state-of-the-art care in the field of urology and nephrology to underprivileged and poor patients either totally free or at minimum possible cost.

While working in PKI, I realized that there is a huge burden of disease and a lot of more work is needed to be done in this regard. I decided to put an end to the miseries of Pakistani patients by establishing a world class hospital in the country. To turn this dream into reality, I had the privilege of speaking with the CM Punjab who listened to us very attentively, understood the spirit of the mission, offered very enthusiastic support and followed through on every promise.

It is amazing to look back at the challenges we faced, programs we developed and the successes our team has achieved. It has been an honor for me to serve PKLI and our community during this time and it is heartening to see the path ahead for healthcare in Pakistan. I am confident that PKLI is prepared to ensure highest level of diagnostics and clinical services for patients to set a new benchmark in the healthcare sector of the country.

In its first phase, the hospital has operationalized OPD services in its highly specialized departments focused on patients’ medical and surgical problems. Those departments include Urology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplant, and Liver Transplant. PKLI has covered a big ground in 2017 by hiring nearly 1000 clinical and nonclinical staff members, including 70 highly trained specialists and consultants from the U.K. and the U.S. This is the biggest reverse migration of brain in the history of healthcare industry of Pakistan. Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Program (HPTP) was established to eliminate hepatitis B and C from Pakistan by 2030 as per the mandate of World Health Organization. The first Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Clinic (HPTC) was launched in Lahore in March 2017 followed by 16 more clinics in various districts. To date, more than 70,000 people have been screened by these clinics. These people were screened for hepatitis B and C, vaccinated against hepatitis B and treated. Nine more clinics will be launched in next two months.

PKLI has close collaboration with Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department, Punjab, and Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education of the Government of Punjab in this mission to eliminate Hepatitis B and C. PKLI was also instrumental in the Punjab Hepatitis Ordinance 2017.

You will be excited to know that PKLI will inaugurate its second phase in the second quarter of 2018, and will add more human resources, modern equipment and latest technology. The hospital will start kidney and liver transplantation in 2018 along with increasing the number of operating rooms and expanding its dialysis unit.

PKLI team is on track to deliver value to our community by offering advanced and free of cost healthcare facilities to the downtrodden and underserved people of Pakistan. We are resolute to continue to focus diligently on providing patients with the most comprehensive health services without discrimination. The hospital will keep offering state-of-the-art clinical care, highest level of medical education and research, and through these excellence measures, it will become Harvard, Cambridge or Johns Hopkins of Pakistan, Insha’Allah!

May Allah SWT give us the strength and help us in our endeavors to support those who are sick and cannot take care of themselves.

Thank you for your support!

Prof. Dr. Saeed Akhter
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center