LAHORE: Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has announced the establishment of Punjab’s first cancer hospital in Lahore where free cancer treatment will be provided to patients.

She inspected the proposed site for the hospital near Valencia Town on Monday and directed the authorities concerned to complete the first phase of the infirmary within a year. She said that a hotel should also be built for the attendants of the cancer patients near the site.

“The cancer patients will receive free treatment in Punjab’s first government hospital. The cancer hospital will bring in the best doctors and the latest machinery for the treatment of patients,” the CM added.

Former senator Pervaiz Rashid, MPAs Khawaja Salman Rafiq, Khawaja Imran Nazir, Sania Ashiq and Dr Adnan accompanied Maryam Nawaz.

Earlier, caretaker CM Mohsin Naqvi had claimed to have set up the first cancer hospital at the government level. He had inaugurated the Mayo Cancer Care Hospital at Manawan in January, announcing plans to provide free treatment to the patients in the cancer hospital.

Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2024

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