The Balochistan Institute of Nephro-Urology Quetta (BINUQ) made history on Thursday with the first-ever successful renal surgery in the province.

Kidney transplant procedures for three patients were successfully completed at the BINUQ facility this week. Renal failure patients in Balochistan will now be able to receive complete treatment in Quetta without having to travel to Karachi or Lahore.

“Patients are being treated free of cost at the hospital and we are also providing them with free medicines,” BINUQ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Kareem Zarkoon

He claimed that the hospital is equipped with latest machinery under the supervision of qualified doctors.

According to the facility’s administration, BINUQ has conducted more than 21,000 dialysis procedures so far this year.

Over 100 patients receive free kidney dialysis at BINUQ everyday, in a province that otherwise suffers from a lack of adequate healthcare facilities.

This news was first published in Dawn News