Landhi medical college construction to be completed by Dec

*ISDS to acquire new diagnostic machines soon

KARACHI: Establishment of Medical Colleges Sindh Project Director, Dr Abdul Majeed Chhutto, has said that the construction of new medical colleges was under way in different districts of Sindh, while construction of a medical college in Karachi was in final stages and would be completed in December this year.Chhutto said, “Construction of medical college in Landhi area of Karachi was in speedy progress and it would be completed by December this year (2014).” He said, “Admissions in the medical college would begin with the completion of the project.” He added that a 500-bed hospital would also established in Karachi at the cost of Rs 700 million.He said, “Two other medical colleges would be established in Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas districts and they would be completed by 2016 and that a 500-bed hospital would also be established in Hyderabad,” adding that all projects would be completed with the cost of Rs 5 billion.He said, “With completion of these projects the medical education standard in the province would improve and the people would get treatment facilities at a local level.”Meanwhile, Institute of Skin Diseases Sindh (ISDS) administration has approved a summary to equip the hospital with latest diagnostic machines and repair the ones out of order in order to maintain a standard healthcare delivery system in future.Institute of Skin Diseases Sindh (ISDS) Additional Director General, Dr Manzoor Memon, while talking to the media said, “ISDS is the largest skincare hospital of Pakistan where significant number of patients with skin related problems come for treatment from different parts of the country.” He informed that the administration of ISDS had decided to make out of order machines re-functional and also equip the hospital with the latest diagnostic equipment.He said, “Director ISDS Hayat Baloch was taking every possible step to bring new diagnostic machines at its earliest and Secretary Health Iqbal Hussain Durrani is also taking keen interest to equip the hospital with the latest machines.” He hoped that the machines that are out of order would be made re-functional soon, while the summary to equip ISDS with new diagnostic machines was already approved in this regard in order to improve the health delivery system.ISDS Director, Dr Hayat Baloch said that efforts were underway to improve health delivery standard in skin hospitals and vowed that the ISDS would be ranked among top hospitals of the country in the near future. He said, “Huge stock of medicine was available in the hospital and strict action would be taken against those doctors who prescribe medicines from private medical stores.” He thanked the Sindh health department officials for giving attention to the skin hospital for the betterment of the institution and the public.

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