DOW University of Health Sciences (DUHS) To Establish Hospital & Medical College at DHA City Karachi
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Defence Housing Authority Karachi and DOW University of Health Sciences (DUHS) for establishment of a 500 bed Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital and a Medical College at DHA City Karachi (DCK), an upcoming residential cum commercial project on Super Highway.
The MOU was signed by Prof Shaikh Nadeem Ahmed, Registrar DUHS and Brig (R) Inam Karim, Secretary DHA. Governor Sindh, Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, Vice Chancellor DUHS Prof Dr Masood Hameed Khan and Administrator DHA Brig Muhammad Abdullah were also present on the occasion.
According to the MOU, Dow University of Health Sciences will be establishing a fully operational Teaching University Hospital and a state-of-the-art Liver Transplant Centre at the Health Care City of DCK. The hospital will be equipped with most modern medical equipment and will also have the housing facilities for staff and students along-with all required allied amenities.
Administrator DHA Brig Abdullah said that presence of DOW University of Health Sciences at DCK shows the confidence of people and stake holders in the viability and efficacy of DCK project. He said that development work at DCK site was in full swing to make it a livable entity by 2015-16.
The DUHS Medical Complex will be a significant part of the Health Care City of DCK spread over 85 acres of land. DUHS Medical Complex will be built in four phases i.e.
- Phase-I: Medical Dispensary (2014-15)
- Phase-II: Medical Centre (2015-16)
- Phase-III: Secondary Care Hospital (2017-18)
- Phase-IV: Tertiary Care Hospital (2019-23)
Governor Sindh, Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad, said that the new initiative of DUHS is a significant step forward towards provision of best medical and health care facilities not only to DCK residents but also to the surrounding areas and the entire Sindh province.
Prof Dr Masood Ahmed, VC DUHS thanked DHA for accommodating the Teaching Hospital in DCK right from the outset and hoped that the new DUHS Medical Complex at DCK will come up as one of the most modern medical facility in the region.