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Lahore

December 7, 2017

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LGH starts goitre treatment

LAHORE: The latest treatment of goitre (thyroid lump) has been introduced at the Lahore General Hospital where Surgical Unit I Professor Dr Farooq Afzal and his team member Dr Muhammad Imran Khokhar have undertaken seven surgeries of the women aged between 20 and 35.
According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, it has been done first time in the public sector medical history of Pakistan. Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Dr Ghias un Nabi Tayyab lauded the LGH team for their achievement.
Talking to the media, Dr Mohammd Imran Khokhar said that thyroid lump had many types and this problem was equally seen in men and women in society. He said that its treatment cost around Rs 300,000 in private sector while in LGH it was totally free of cost.
He also mentioned that in Pakistan this problem was more common in Balochistan and the northern and hilly areas. He advised the people to use minimum cabbage and peanut to avoid thyroid lump issue. He said that doctors would also be available to see the patients in outdoor of LGH on Tuesday and Friday at Surgical Unit I.
Minister inspects hospital: Punjab Minister for Primary & Secondary Health Khawaja Imran Nazir inspected Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Wazirabad on Wednesday.
According to a handout issued here on Wednesday, the minister went to different wards and inquired after patients’ health and inspected different sections of the hospital including outpatients ward, hepatitis clinic, pharmacy and store. He asked from the patients about the quality of healthcare facilities and availability of free medicines.
The patients and their attendants expressed their satisfaction over the quality of treatment and different facilities in the hospital. The minister directed the hospital administration to increase the number of help counters and sitting arrangements in OPD.
He directed providing more desks to the pharmacy to store medicines in a proper way. He expressed satisfaction

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that best facilities are arranged for patients in the OPD and hepatitis clinic. He stressed to further improve cleanliness in wards and other places of the hospital.

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