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Lahore

December 7, 2017

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Blood bank found substandard

Blood bank found substandard

LAHORE: On the instructions of Minister for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Kh Salman Rafique, Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority (PBTA) Secretary Dr Muhammad Athar visited blood banks in Layyah, Bhakkar and Jhang.
According to a handout issued here on Wednesday, various blood units of public and private sector were inspected. On spot instructions were issued for improvement in working at DHQs Layyah and Bhakkar. Various shortcomings were pointed out. Bhakkar Shafiq Hospital blood bank was found substandard and was immediately stopped from working. Registration of blood bank Maryam Children Hospital Layyah was also cancelled due to unavailability of essential equipment and poor facilities in blood bank. The improvements made at the blood bank of DHQ hospital Jhang were appreciated and suggestions were given for further improvement in the services. The PBTA secretary reiterated that although a large work is to be done for provision of safe blood to all, however, the authority will continue its efforts for improvement in provision of safe and healthy blood across the province.
OPC: A delegation of overseas Pakistanis from Kuwait visited the office of the Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC), Punjab. The delegates, include Nazar Hussain Jasal, Rana Munir Ahmed and Ijaz Rasheed, met OPC Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti. Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti said that the OPC had emerged as an effective platform to help the expatriate Pakistanis. They also informed the delegation about the investment opportunities in different sectors of the province and said that Punjab government had introduced business-friendly policies to promote foreign investment in the province.

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