AKU all set to open new campus
KARACHI: The Aga Khan University is waiting for the No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the Sindh government for its new campus on Link Road, Super Highway.
This was stated by the newly appointed President, Firoz Rasul, to the media on Tuesday.
He said that the AKU is all set to expand its faculties at the outskirts of city prior to the permission of the Sindh government. The expansion of this new campus is expected in the next five years.
Firoz said that under this expansion programme, a new project would be initiated, which will include setting up of Arts and Science faculties. The project would offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, while the campus will also be home to several professional graduate schools or faculties, he added.
He informed mediamen that the AKUH is planning to increase the number of beds with the existing number of 540, while enhanced services will be provided in urban and rural areas of the country.
He pointed out that the university is also assisting poor and deserving patients through Patient Welfare Programme, who cannot afford the high-quality care offered by the AKUH and added that over Rs240 million were spent annually under this programme.
Firoz Rasul observed that a major challenge for AKU is to ensure that patients admitted to the hospital are provided with better medical facilities and proper treatment.