By Our Web Reporter
KARACHI– Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed has said that a healthy city is being set up in Manghopir with the help of welfare agencies where modern facilities for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, leprosy hospitals, and infectious diseases will be available.
The Institute of Diseases will also be upgraded. With the establishment of Health City, people of Manghopir, Nazimabad, New Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Orangi, and adjoining areas will be able to get treatment for various diseases at one place.
He expressed these views while addressing a meeting at the KMC headquarters on the establishment of Health City at Leprosy Hospital, Manghopir. Senior Director Coordination Khalid Khan, Director General Works Shabiha Al Hasnain Zaidi, Senior Director Medical and Health Services Dr. Abdul Hameed Jamani, Director Land Tariq Siddiqui, Former Senior Director Medical Services Dr. Muhammad Ali Abbasi, President Karachi Institute of Kidney Diseases Association Masood Nawab, Head of Coordination Committee of Dawat Islami Yaqub Attari, Faizan Global Relief Foundation Executive Director Shah Rukh Haroon, Koa Coordinator Khidmat Jamaat-e-Islami Manzar Alam, and others were also present.
During the meeting, various aspects of Health City were discussed and it was decided to set up a diagnostic laboratory in Health City equipped with modern equipment and drug addicts.
A rehabilitation center for the people will be set up, residential flats will be constructed for the permanent residence of doctors and paramedical staff stationed here as Health City is far away from the city so that doctors and staff are available at all times. Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed said that the treatment in the existing Leprosy Hospital will be made according to modern research.
Although leprosy is now almost eradicated from Pakistan, however, the patients who are permanently staying in the Leprosy Hospital Treatment and accommodation facilities will be improved while proposals are also under consideration to upgrade the existing eye unit and dental unit in Leprosy Hospital, he said, adding that social and welfare institutions in Karachi should render significant services in the field of medicine are at the forefront of serving citizens.
The citizens of Karachi have always played an important role in setting up large institutions and these institutions are running thanks to their full financial support and cooperation, the best example of which is Indus Hospital, Sindh Institute of Urology, and Transplantation (SIUT).
Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, LRBT, and other institutions where quality treatment facilities are available to the poor and middle-class people, he said that Manghopir Health City will emerge as a major medical center in Karachi after its completion which will soon every effort will be made to complete it as soon as possible.
Social and welfare organizations in various sectors of the Health City want to provide medical treatment facilities and want to install state-of-the-art machinery and medical equipment including X-ray, dialysis unit, laser unit, and other modern facilities which will be of great help in the treatment of patients, the Administrator Karachi said, adding that the quality of diagnosis and treatment in Health City will be on par with that of large and reputable medical institutions for which special attention has been paid to each sector. Is being given