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KFW Team visits Lahore for a meeting with the Punjab Health Minister


  • Khawaja Salman Rafique, Punjab Health Minster held a review meeting with the KFW representatives Ms. Masuma Zaidi and Mr. Zahid Mehmood in Lahore on February 02, 2017 to discuss the Safe Blood Transfusion Project implementation in Punjab.¬†
    The Health Minister confirmed the inauguration of the Regional Blood Centers (Multan and Bahawalpur) on March 15, 2017 in Multan. The Minster extended an invitation to the German Ambassador to attend the ceremony. The two RBCs have been constructed in the Phase I of the project and have started service delivery to the public. It was also agreed that the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Phase II RBC in Faisalabad will be held on March 14, 2017. The Health Minister and the German Ambassador will grace this occasion. The Minister appreciated the German government for developing modern blood centers in Punjab which will go a long way in strengthening the transfusion safety standards in the province.
    The Health Minister also issued instructions for the early approval of the provincial PC-1 of the Phase II. He also assured that the Punjab Blood Transfusion Authority will become effectively functional soon.

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