Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the Health Department to take help from any reputed international psychiatry university regarding the establishment of Sir Kawasji Jahangir University Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Hyderabad.
Sir Kawasji Institute is more than 150 years old and it has been a renowned institute where patients from other countries used to come for treatment which deserves to be one of the best universities in the country.
He said. In the meeting, Health Minister Dr. Ezra Pechuho, Parliamentary Secretary Qasim Soomro, Chairman Sindh Mental Authority Dr. Karim Khawaja, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Chairman P&D Hasan Naqvi, Principal Secretary to Sindh Chief Minister Fayaz Jatoi, Secretary Health Zulfikar Shah, Commissioner Hyderabad Bilal Memon were present in the meeting attended.
Health Minister Dr. Ezra Pechuho while briefing the Sindh Chief Minister regarding the upgrading of the institute as a university said that the hospital and other related departments established in the institute will be upgraded and the appointment of the best faculty members is in the process.
Chairman Sindh Mental Health Authority Dr. Karim Khawaja said that the institute covers an area of 27 acres, which is suitable for the establishment of a university.
Chief Minister Sindh said that the old building of the institute is a heritage, so it should be protected and renovated.
Murad Ali Shah directed the P&D and Health Departments to jointly prepare the PC One for the university and the charter of the university should also be prepared.
Chief Minister Sindh directed the health department to approach any of the best international universities of psychiatry and seek their help for setting up Sarkawasji University to make it one of the best universities in the country.
Sindh Chief Minister said that he will continue to hold follow-up meetings to complete the necessary documents. It should be noted that during the recent visit of Sir Kawasji Institute, Sindh Chief Minister had announced to upgrade it as a university.