KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi on Tuesday inaugurated a dedicated health facility center in collaboration with Martin Dow at its main campus. The Health Centre has been set up to provide quality healthcare facilities for IBA staff, students and faculty alike and will be operational six days a week.
Dean & Director IBA, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal welcomed the chief guest and audience, and highlighted that IBA is more than just a business school. For the past 20 years, the IBA has a strong Computer Science Department and recently, the varsity has diversified to become a premier institution of higher education in many other disciplines as well.
A Sattar Akhai, Group Chairman Martin Dow, graced the occasion as the chief guest and inaugurated the facility by unveiling the plaque followed by ribbon cutting and recitation of holy verses. The event was attended by prominent personalities from the corporate world, the IBA graduates, faculty and students.
Acknowledging the generous contribution of Rs 30 million from Martin Dow in setting up the clinic, Dr. Iqbal said: “The Health Centre is already making a difference to the care and comfort of staff and faculty.”
Akhai said: “I am honored to be opening this Health Centre for the members of the IBA family. I understand that the routine in educational institute can be rigorous and can easily take a toll on your health. Hence it will take care of first-aid, emergency and the counseling needs here at IBA.”
Martin Dow, one of the largest locally owned pharmaceutical groups in Pakistan, has collaborated with Pakistan’s top business school, IBA, to provide quality healthcare facilities for its students, faculty and staff. The clinic will provide the students of IBA with high quality medical facilities at the campus which will address the concern of medical needs during the rigorous academic schedules of the students throughout the study years.
Providing first aid, emergency services and counselling sessions, the Health Centre became operational on August 18, 2017 and has served hundreds of incoming patients since then. Having more than 16 years of medical experience, Dr. Shakeel Rao of Rajput General Hospital, Karachi remains available at the clinic from 9am till 5pm from Monday to Friday.
The ceremony concluded with a memorabilia presentation to Akhai and vote of thanks by the Dean & Director IBA, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal.