Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Pakistan’s first lung transplant facility opens

Pakistan’s first dedicated lung transplant center established at Abdul Qadir Shah Jeelani Institute of Medical Sciences in Gambat, Khairpur district was inaugurated on Wednesday.

Chairman of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Foreign Minister, inaugurated the Lungs Care Center and Lungs Transplant Unit. During the event, Bilawal Bhutto also laid the foundation stone for the Health City and Pharmaceutical Unit – the country’s first health city that will provide a range of medical tourism facilities and accommodation for patient attendants.

Bilawal Bhutto also inaugurated a pharmaceutical industry project and toured different parts of the Lung Transplant Centre.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of new projects, Bilawal Bhutto praised the Sindh government’s efforts in building a world-class medical infrastructure, which is ahead of other provinces in the country. He emphasized that the Gambat Institute is not just a provincial institution, but a national one that provides free treatment to patients from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and other provinces.

He further remarked that the people would no longer need to travel to India for expensive kidney and liver treatments since these services are now available in Gambat. He also expressed his belief that if political parties were given the opportunity to compete based on their delivery, ideology, and manifesto instead of resorting to politics of hatred, division, and abuse, it would be beneficial for both the country and the nation. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further commented on how the powerful class has exploited every generation in the country.

During the event, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Director of GIMS, Captain (Rtd.) Dr. Abdul Rahim Bhatti delivered speeches.

The occasion was attended by several dignitaries, including Federal Minister Syed Khurshid Shah, former Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, MNA Syeda Nafisa Shah, Jamil Ahmed Soomro, professors, doctors, MNAs, MPAs, and other leaders.

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