KIKD to perform 100 dialysis at a time after expansion: Murtaza

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Administrator Karachi, Sindh governments Spokesman and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Wednesday said that Karachi Institute of Kidney Disease (KIKD) is a great example of Public Private Partnership.

“After the expansion of the building, dialysis facility will be provided to 100 patients at a time. The common citizen has the right to be provided with the best medical facilities.

Public resources and assets can be utilized in the best interest of the people through partnerships with the private sector, the Administrator expressed these views while addressing as the chief guest at the ground breaking ceremony of Karachi Institute of Kidney Disease expansion project.

On the occasion, Municipal Commissioner Syed Afzal Zaidi, Dr Saif-ur-Rehman, Senior Director Medical Services Dr Hameed Jamani, PPP Central District President Masroor Ahsan, General Secretary Dil Mohammad, Executive Director Dr Daniyal Aziz, President Karachi Institute of Kidney Diseases Association Masood Nawab and a large number of doctors, paramedical staff and dignitaries of the city were also present on the occasion.

Administrator Karachi said that he had visited the institute last week and was told that if KMC issues NOC for extension in this building, another floor can be constructed from which Patients with kidney disease will benefit.

“I personally brought the NOC yesterday so that the expansion of the building can be started without any delay.

It is sad to see the condition of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital but in the same hospital Child Life Foundation which is working in collaboration with the government of Sindh is doing great job,” he added.

Dr Daniyal Aziz, Executive Director, Kidney Institute, said that the hospital building was ready in 2009 but could not be made operational due to lack of funds. He said that 2017, when a memorandum of understanding was signed with Masood Nawab and his colleagues, the work started in the hospital.

Dr Daniyal Aziz said that now dialysis is done in three shifts of 160 patients daily.

Indoor services have been provided here since 2020 and in 2021 the first urology surgery was performed in the hospital.

He said So far, 45,000 patients have undergone dialysis, adding that 2600 patients were admitted to the hospital and treated per year while 60,000 patients were provided laboratory facility.

He said that after the expansion of the building, 100 people would be able to enter the hospital at the same time.

The Administrator Karachi said that the way this institution is working, he will also acquire funds for institute from Sindh government. He said that Sindh government provides Rs. 7 billion to SIUT and Rs. 2 billion annually to Indus Hospital.

Similarly, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre treats cancer patients through cyberknife and Sindh government is also providing funds to it. Karachi Institute of Kidney Diseases Association President Masood Nawab in his address said that people render service and Allah Almighty rewards them.

Addressing the function, Municipal Commissioner Syed Afzal Zaidi said that it is the duty of every responsible citizen to serve the suffering humanity and take part in this good deed.  At the end of the ceremony, a commemorative shield was presented to the guests.