The government of Punjab has set up the University of Child Health Sciences under the University of Child Health Sciences Lahore Act, 2021.
According to the Secretary of the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department, Aamir Jan, the Institute of Child Health had been upgraded to the status of a university and the Children Hospital in Lahore will be its constituent hospital.
“College of Paediatrics, College of Paediatric Nursing, and College of Allied Health Sciences will function under the university,” he stated.
The Secretary remarked that it is “a landmark project which will act as first degree awarding institute in child health in Pakistan.”
He also explained that under the act, the moveable and immoveable properties, rights, and interests, possessed and owned by the Children Hospital or Institute of Child Health, and all the liabilities against the institution will be transferred to the university.
“The Specialized Healthcare Department has issued a notification in this regard,” he added.