LAHORE: The primary public sector bone-marrow transplantation centre has been established on the Youngsters’s Hospital & Institute of Youngster Well being in Lahore at a price of Rs260 million.
The Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare & Medical Schooling Khawaja Salman Rafique chaired a gathering to evaluate the preparations for making the centre operational right here on Saturday.
Prof Ahsan Rathore knowledgeable the assembly that the centre consisted of 60 beds. It’ll present medical remedy and surgical amenities to sufferers affected by most cancers, haematology and bone marrow issues.
Set up of medical gear on the facility is beneath means and the centre would begin functioning inside two months. Docs have chosen the primary 5 sufferers to bear bone marrow operations.
Dean Youngsters Hospital Prof Masood Sadiq stated that the Punjab Human Organs Transplantation Authority (PHOTA) has been requested to challenge institutional permission to start out bone marrow operations.
Salman Rafique has additionally requested Dr Aslam Afghani, Chief Government, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), for issuance of allow to import medicines required for bone marrow operations.
He stated that originally 30 bone marrow transplantation operations can be carried out yearly, including that the power can be offered to the poor and deserving sufferers freed from value.
Within the personal sector, one bone marrow operation prices Rs3 million, he added.
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