By Our Staff Reporter
KARACHI: A ceremony was held in DHA City Karachi for the signing of an agreement and groundbreaking for the establishment of a new campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and a state-of-the-art liver transplant centre at the healthcare district of DCK. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Commander 5 Corps Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar were the chief guests at the ceremony.
The governor appreciated the decision of Dow University taken with the support of the DHA to establish its new campus at DCK, which would extend the frontiers of world class medical education and qualitative healthcare services in the province.
He said that the new health facility at DCK would be the most modern/advanced facility in the region.
Commander 5 Corps Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar commended the decision of the DUHS to establish its campus in DCK that would be the harbinger of the beginning of a new era of medical progress and advancement in the country.
He said that the strength of nation was dependent on the health and vitality of its people and it was reassuring to know that the new DUHS campus would be instrumental in extending qualitative healthcare and medical services outreach to the masses.
DUHS Vice Chancellor Dr Masood Hameed Khan said that the university would establish its campus spread over 10 acres under a four-staged development programme starting with the setting up of a dispensary and an ambulance service, followed by a medical centre next year, graduating to a secondary care hospital and finally culminating in the establishment of a full-fledged medical college linked to a teaching hospital.
Administrator DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed said that DCK healthcare district, spread over 95 acres, would have different campuses and presence of leading hospitals and medical enterprises that would make it a nucleus for the provision of world class healthcare and medical facilities to the public.