US group announce Rs8bn University Hospital in Karachi

KARACHI: IMI a US group of Doctors have collaborated with the Zaidi Abid Foundation and Baqar Health & Education to develop a state of the art University and hospital in the heart of Karachi.

The University Medical Complex (UMX) with a total investment amount of 8 Billion rupees will include a state-of-the-art 500 bedded hospital and medical complex located in Gulistan-e-Johar on University Road.

The 500-bedded health care facility will provide free-of-charge modern treatment and hospitalization services to 200,000 patients in a year from the deprived communities. The advanced treatment facilities will be extended to another 800,000 patients from middle and lower -income groups at highly subsidized rates.

The vision behind UMC is to become a Center of Excellence in Specialized Healthcare in Pakistan with affordable healthcare for all communities regardless of faith backgrounds, race, ethnicity–serving humanity and saving lives together.

Dr Hussain, representing Baqar Health, told the audience that the UMC would be the embodiment of the cherished dream of like-minded senior healthcare professionals in Pakistan and abroad who wanted to serve a large number of patients in their native land who couldn’t afford best treatment services as they belonged to the deprived communities.

The facility will provide high quality, affordable, equitable, specialized healthcare through an integrated clinical ecosystem of professional excellence, clinical education, innovation and research.

Construction of University Medical Complex begins in Gulistan-e-Jauhar for treating one million deserving patients in Karachi every year.

Representing the Board of Investment, Prime Ministers secretariat, Honorary Ambassador-at-Large on Investment, Mr Zeeshaan Shah said, “I am honoured to be here today for the ground breaking of this monumental project. University Medical Centre will provide state of the art healthcare to citizens of Pakistan and especially under privileged sections of society. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the US diaspora and all stakeholders for collating their investment in this project that I’m sure will be a hallmark for modern healthcare and education in Pakistan in the years to come”.

Dr Dilbar Saeed, representing the IMI, told the audience that the site of Gulistan-e-Jauhar had been selected for the UMC as this neighbourhood was going to become the centre of the city keeping in view rapid expansion of Karachi as a modern healthcare facility built in this area would be easily accessible by a large number of patients.

He said the UMC would operate round-the-clock with emergency treatment facilities for both adult and child patients whereas the upcoming healthcare facility would also give specialised care to cancer patients.

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