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Commendable initiative to improve stroke care in Punjab

LAHORE: Provincial Government of Punjab has taken a commendable initiative to improve the care of stroke patients in the province by establishing twelve stroke management centers in teaching hospitals all over the province. These centers have been established at the following institutions:

  1. Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  2. Services Hospital Lahore
  3. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore
  4. Punjab Institute of
    Neurosciences Lahore.
  5. Allied Hospital Faisalabad
  6. Nishtar Hospital Multan.
  7. Allama Iqbal Memorial
    Teaching Hospital Sialkot.
  8. Shaikh Zayed Hospital,
    Rahim Yar Khan
  9. Holy Family Hospital
    Rawalpindi.
  10. DHQ Hospital Gujranwala
  11. DHQ Hospital Narowal.
  12. Bahawal Victoria Hospital
    Bahawalpur.

The authorities will also provide TPA the most effective blood clot dissolver to the stroke patients free of cost. Punjab Health Minister Salman Rafique was present at the formal inauguration of the Stroke Management Center at Services Institute of Medical Sciences/Services Hospital Lahore last week. Punjab Health Secretary Dr. Rizwan Naseer, Principal SIMS Prof. Zohra Khanum, Prof. Asif Bashir Executive Director of Punjab Institute of Neurosciences, Prof. Jodat Saleem were also present on this occasion.

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