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    Chandigarh: The Punjab Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (PILBS) in Mohali is expected to be fully functional shortly, Punjab health minister Dr Balbir Singh said here on Monday.

    The health minister on Monday launched the website of the institute for the convenience of the Public.

    Dr Balbir Singh said the institute, which had been running OPD services for the last eight months at Mohali, was expected to get fully functional soon as all the latest ultra-modern equipment had been installed. The recruitment process of super-specialist doctors and other paramedical staff has also been completed, he said.

    “Once the institute gets fully functional, people will be able to avail first-class medical care for patients with liver and biliary diseases at this institute,” he said.

    Patients with various types of liver diseases, including acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, alcoholic liver disease, ascites, various pancreatic diseases and disorders of the gallbladder and biliary diseases can avail the treatment, the minister added.

    “People will also be able to avail the liver transplant procedure at this institute, which is being established at par with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi,” he said, adding that this would be the second govt super-speciality institute to offer first-class medical care to patients with liver and biliary diseases in the country.

    The minister, meanwhile, said the website would help sensitise patients about basic overview of the diseases, preventive measures and health education, besides providing insights about laboratory tests, online reporting, procedures and liver transplantation.

    The details of faculty, OPD days and specialities at the hospital will be available on the website for the general public’s convenience. The website will also have details of telemedicine, he said.

    • Published On Feb 6, 2024 at 03:02 PM IST

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