CM Pakhtunkhwa formally inaugurating Center for Kidney Diseases

Chief minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti on Tuesday formally inaugurated a kidney center – first of its kind – in the premises of Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) which would provide free of cost treatment to the laborers of industrial estate.
“The kidney center which cost a sum of Rs300 million is equipped with latest technology-built machines for diagnosing, kidney transplantation, treatment and other allied facilities, is a gift for the laborers,” Hoti told a gathering of industrial workers at the inauguration ceremony being held at the premises of HMC under auspices of Sarhad Worker Welfare Board (SWWB).

“An additional sum of Rs150 million has been set aside for installation of latest and modern machines in the newly established kidney center,” Hoti announced.

Provincial health minister Syed Zahir Ali Shah, provincial minister for labor Sher Azam Wazir, MNAs, Dr. Asif, in charge of the kidney center and other health officials were present on the occasion. Health and labor ministers also spoke on the occasion.

In his address, the chief minister said the role of laborer in the development of province and its industry could not be ruled out, adding the provincial government was aware of the problems being faced by the laborer class and it would leave no stone unturned in resolving their genuine problems.

Appreciating the role of Sarhad Labour Welfare Board, Hoti said the kidney center would not only provide treatment to the laborers but the general public would also get benefit of it.

“This center will also provide practical knowledge and training about urology, nephrology and kidney transplantation which will help promote a healthy industrial culture in the province,” the chief minister remarked.

“We will support the laborers for their genuine problems; however, we will not go against the rights of employers,” he added.

Hoti appealed the rich and philanthropists to come forward and help the government in its efforts for the wellbeing of laborers.

“We are answerable to every individual of the province, as we want to serve the masses beyond their party affiliations,” he said.

He directed the concerned authorities to prepare proposals for resolving residential problem of the staff of the newly established kidney center.

He on this occasion said that practical work on the burn center in Peshawar will be initiated soon; adding land for the proposed center has been acquired.

Provincial health minister in his address claimed that the people of the province will be provided every healthcare facility at their door steps. He said the provincial government has given top priority to resolving the issues related to health sector, saying centers of various diseases will be established across the province.

 

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