Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is all set to inaugurate Phase-I of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre on December 25.

The state-of-the-art mega healthcare facility is being constructed on a land of 60 acres with an investment of $200 million.

Moreover, this healthcare facility is not just confined to a single building; Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Clinics (HPTCs) are being set up in all 36 districts of Punjab under the project. The government has planned to set up 25 satellite clinics across Punjab in the Phase-I of its inauguration. Some of these have already been inaugurated. These include HPTCs in Lahore, Kasur, Mandi Bahauddin, Khanewal, Chinot, Lodhran, Shujaaad, Attock and Nankana Sahib. All of these clinics offer free of cost screening, vaccination and treatment services to the patients.

The facilities that will be provided after the inauguration of the Phase-I include outpatient and inpatient services, radiology, pathology, clinical laboratory, ICU, pharmacy, operating rooms, and dialysis machines. 

Being the first of its kind, PKLI & RC will not only cater to the patients in Punjab, patients from Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir will also benefit from the mega project.

Given the current scenario of the country in terms of prevention and treatment of kidney and liver diseases, Pakistan was in dire need of something as promising as Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center.

It is being said that PKLI & RC and facilities like Multan Institute of Kidney Diseases will be fruitful additions to the healthcare system in Punjab to meet the WHO guidelines of combating Hepatitis and other diseases by 2030.