KARACHI: Professor Doctor Mohammad Qaiser, the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Karachi, has written a letter to the Panjwani Foundation and Trust to pursue the project of KU’s own medical college and hospital.
Dr. Qaiser has requested Nadira Panjwani, the director of the Panjwani Foundation and Trust to follow the necessary procedure of signing an official treaty between the two institutions to start the work on the pre-decided project.
The agreement will also decide on a time span for the construction and the launch of MBBS program for KU in its newly-built medical college.
According to the Panjwani director, Nadira, “A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the two parties but they are yet to finalize an agreement.”
The medical college will be taking over seven acres on the University Road opposite the campus, which was pre-decided to be allotted for the medical college and hospital in the syndicate committee’s last meeting two months ago.
Meanwhile, the progress report has been submitted to the Vice Chancellor of KU by the committee pertaining the project which will be a namesake of the Nadira’s mother, Zainab Panjwani.
Doctor Qaiser has also confirmed that he has received the progress report and that all the legal formalities regarding the construction of the medical college and hospital has been fulfilled.
The hospital will constitute of 150 beds and other medical equipments, which will all be the university’s property once Panjwani Foundation and Trust is done with the construction.
However, a grant worth Rs. 25 million shall be provided to the KU administration by the foundation for the miscellaneous needs at the hospital. The university administration too will provide the same amount for the program from their funds.