Minister Inaugurates PAEC’s Diagnostic Center Narowal
Nuclear Medicine and Radiology departments have also been established at DCN to provide diagnostic services to the general public of the area.
The Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives inaugurated the Diagnostic Center Narowal (DCN) on Saturday, a satellite centre of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) that will provide the medical services to cancer patients in the districts and surrounding areas.
Because of the minister’s keen interest and special efforts, the PC-I of Diagnostic Center Narowal as Phase-II of Gujranwala Institute of Nuclear Medicine was approved in 2017, and PAEC currently operates 19 cancer hospitals in the country, serving the medical needs of more than 70% of cancer patients.
The Nuclear Medicine and Radiology departments have also been established at DCN to provide diagnostic services to the general public of the area.
The centre is outfitted with cutting-edge medical technology such as a SPECT/CT Gamma Camera, Digital Radiography, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Immunoassay Lab, and Hot Lab. The DCN has been designed in such a way that it can meet the needs of Medical Oncology in the future.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister paid tribute to Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission scientists and engineers who have made the country’s defence unconquerable. “We have witnessed the longest era of border peace thanks to PAEC scientists, who are now contributing in other spheres of national life such as health, nuclear power, and agriculture,” he added.
According to minister, PAEC recently inaugurated two mega nuclear power plants with a combined capacity of 2,200 MW in Karachi, known as K-2 and K-3. PAEC agricultural scientists from four centres are providing the most recent crop varieties to help the country’s agriculture sector.
Dr Raja Ali Raza Anwar, Chairman PAEC, thanked the minister for his continued support to all commission projects in particular and science and technology in general, and stated that PAEC has always prioritised the healthcare segment as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).