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KMC plans to set up health city in Manghopir

June 07, 2021

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has decided to set up in collaboration with welfare agencies a health city in Manghopir where modern facilities for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases will be available.

This was announced recently by KMC Administrator Laeeq Ahmed while he spoke at a meeting for upgrading the Leprosy Hospital in Manghopir. “With the establishment of the Health City, people of Manghopir, Nazimabad, New Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Orangi Town and adjoining areas will be able to get treatment for various diseases at one place,” he said.

It was decided at the meeting that a state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratory would be set up in the health city along with a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts. As Manghopir is considered to be in the outskirts of Karachi, residential flats would be constructed for permanent residences of doctors and paramedical staff stationed there, the meeting decided.

Ahmed said the treatment at the leprosy hospital would be upgraded according to modern research. Proposals were also under consideration to upgrade the existing eye and dental units at the health facility, he added.

He said social and welfare institutions in Karachi were rendering outstanding services in the field of medicine and they were at the forefront of serving the 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 examples of this are the Indus Hospital and Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation,” the KMC administrator remarked.

He said that after its completion, the Manghopir health city would emerge as a major medical centre in Karachi. “We want to provide and install state-of-the-art machinery and medical equipment including X-rays, dialysis units, laser units and other facilities that will significantly help in the treatment of patients.”