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KMC’s morgue project in the doldrums

KMC’s morgue project in the doldrums

By Our Staff Reporter

KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) could not make its Landhi Medical Complex’s cold storage (mortuary) facility functional despite a lapse of over five years, it was reliably learnt.

Sources in KMC’s medical & health services department, who wished not to be quoted, attributed the inordinate delay in making the Landhi Medical Complex’s cold storage facility operational to the corporation’s financial crunch as well as to the Sindh government’s apathy.

They claimed although the former city Nazim had laid the foundation stone of a cold storage facility at Landhi Medical Complex in 2009, the project could not be made operational even after five years.

Sources said currently, there is no such facility in the government sector, and the Edhi Foundation’s morgue often remains overloaded. They said even during the recent searing heatwave which claimed over 1500 lives in the city, the officials of provincial health authorities and the KMC’s medical & health services department did not take interest in making the Landhi Medical Complex’s morgue functional.

July 27, 2015

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