Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases approves installation of central oxygen plant

Karachi, August 10, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Governing Body of Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases has given approval in principal to the installation of central oxygen plant in the hospital with an estimated cost of over Rs110million. The KIHD administration was however directed to put up a detailed and complete financial and technical report of the project in the next meeting of the governing body.

The governing body meeting was chaired by Chairman/KMC Administrator Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and attended by the vice chairman/metropolitan commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui and financial advisor Afaq Saeed along with members Aqeel Karim Dhedi, Qazi Khalid Advocate, Shahana Urooj, Dr. Waqar H. Kazmi, Dr. Salma Kausar, Prof. Nargis Raheem and others.

Acknowledging the requirement of central oxygen plant in KIHD it was informed in the meeting that medical treatment would begin in the new building once the plant was installed which also save millions of rupees annually by providing the facility to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, KMDC and other 170 health care units of KMC.

Administrator Karachi on this occasion urged the governing body members that all the affairs in KIHD should be run in accordance to the bye laws and anything done without adhering to by laws would be deemed as illegitimate and unauthorized. He praised the private members of governing body who he said come here and attend the meeting by taking out their precious time.

It was also decided in the meeting to include a representative of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) in the governing body of KIHD. Expressing concern on administration’s failure of making the budget of the hospital since its inception, the governing body decided that the budget for next fiscal year would be put up in the next governing body after preparing it within 15 days.

A five member committee was also constituted in the meeting to take action under the laws on the promotion cases of senior employees of KIHD and put up it in the governing body meeting. The committee comprise of Shahana Urooj, Qazi Khalid Ali Advocate, Dr. Waqar H. Kazmi, principal KMDC Nargis Raheem and Dr. Salma Kausar.

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