Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) & Research Centre is an 820 bed charity project in Lahore. It will be a state-of- the-art center of excellence in clinical care, teaching and researching in specialized areas of kidney, bladder and liver diseases, including kidney and liver failure, treated with transplantation. It will not only provide free of cost medical services to the poor, but will also provide employment to more than 5,000 people, including training for doctors, nurses and paramedics. The project also includes a Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Program (HPTP) Clinic based on a steel frame structure which has been completed and handed over to the client.
PKLI facility will be extendable to 1,500 beds and will include 100 bed emergency center, 100 bed ICU, 100 bed out-patient dialysis facility, 500 bed in-patient facility, 20 operating rooms and 10 same day surgery suites. PKLI is situated on 50 acres of land in the Lahore Knowledge City located between DHA Phase 6 and Bedian Road.
The Infrastructure Development Authority of the Punjab (IDAP) was given the responsibility of establishing this world class facility. The groundbreaking for this vital project took place on August 14, 2015 with the aim of providing a modern, advanced, innovative facility where treatment would be provided free of cost to the financially underprivileged and which would eventually become the biggest transplant center in the world. The first phase of this ambitious project was completed on time and was inaugurated on December 25, 2017.
476 beds were provided in Phase I of the project along with all major infrastructure, equipment procurement, radiological services and energy center. The facility is now functioning as an advanced care institute specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of kidney, liver and bladder diseases. PKLI also provides top quality training to medical personnel and doctors are conducting cutting-edge research to further increase knowledge in these areas. Additionally, PKLI & RC is also supported by a province-wide network of Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Program (HPTP) clinics.