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LAHORE, Aug 25: The Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital’s recently constituted Board of Management on Saturday held its maiden meeting and unanimously elected Gen Ziauddin Butt (retired) as board chairman.

Speaking to board members, the chairman said the BoM would utilise all available resources to complete the ongoing projects as early as possible.

He said the LGH was providing best medical facilities to the public. He said the PGMI was playing a key role for the promotion of medical education in the country and doctors, nurses and paramedics of this institution were serving the ailing humanity with missionary spirit.

He said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had provided all possible support for the upgradation of the organisation.

Earlier, while briefing the participants in the meeting, PGMI/LGH Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra said the newly-established Dr Ameeruddin Medical College would start classes during the current year.

He said there were ongoing projects like Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences and master plan of phase-I and III which required provision of funds at the earliest so that patients could have added medical facilities, especially those from far-flung areas of the country.

He was of the view that experienced and highly skilled PGMI faculty would be able to produce medical graduates in the next five years because of the new college.

BoM members expressed their satisfaction over the state of medical care delivery system and pledged they would try their best to maintain the spirit.

The meeting was attended by BoM members -- Prof Farrukh Zaman Khan, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Dr Sabiha Khurshid Ahmed and Haroon Pasha -- besides Additional Secretary (finance) Dr Farid Ahmed Tarrar, Deputy Secretary (health) Syeda Maliyka and LGH Medical Superintendent Dr Muhammad Hasan.