Governor, corps commander open Dow varsity hospital in DHA City

Karachi:February 21:Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair, along with Karachi Corps Commander Lt-General Shahid Baig Mirza, inaugurated a Dow University hospital at Defence Housing Authority (DHA) City on the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway on Tuesday.

Accompanied by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saeed Quraishy, the governor unveiled a plaque of the foundation stone of the facility, where initially an eight-hour out-patient department started working on the same day. The hospital is expected to be made fully operational in a couple of years.

The Defence Housing Authority provided 13 acres to the university for the establishment of a fully-equipped hospital at its housing scheme, which is about 50 kilometres from the heart of the city, to provide better health facilities to its residents.

The governor said, “The hospital not only offers quality healthcare services for DHA citizens but also to those who are situated in Sindh urban and rural [areas]. This new hospital is expected to extend and promote the frontiers of medical education and services with the latest and advanced technology and medical equipment focusing on the betterment of the country and eliminating health risk problems at every aspect of life.”

He further said that this new campus of Dow University would open new doors to students who found it difficult to travel and study at the Dow Medical College in the old city. This location would be prime for students who belonged to the rural areas of the province, he added.

Zubair also appreciated the beginning of a new era of medical progress with the establishment of the teaching and training hospital along the Super Highway. This project was a stepping stone to mark the existence of the Dow University of Health Sciences at prime places of the country, making the provision of medical education, services and facilities easy, he added.

The vice chancellor said it was a pride moment for Dow University to be able to provide a high-quality healthcare system through skilled doctors and medical specialists and to impart medical education and teaching and clinical training in DHA City under a joint venture.

The hospital currently has a dispensary (OPD) and an ambulance service, which will soon be followed by a medical centre and a secondary care hospital and will finally become a full-fledged medical college affiliated with a teaching hospital.The news.