KARACHI - Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has inducted 21 new buses in its bus fleet on the formal launching ceremony held on Thursday at Institute of Nursing, Ojha Campus, DUHS. DUHS has purchased 21 buses by dint of its own research funds worth of Rs 67.2 million. Speaking at the ceremony, provincial health minister, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, as the chief guest, said that government was trying to provide better health facilities to citizens. He also promised that his ministry would make efforts for surge in grant of Sindh government. He further told that he had requested to CM Sindh to release funds for buses of DUHS as announced by Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad. I am personally thankful to Governor Singh for his untiring efforts for the development of Dow University of Health Sciences. Curriculum of medical education will soon be reviewed with the consultation of Vice Chancellor of DUHS, he added. While showing deep grief over death of NED student few days ago, he told that he would request CM Sindh to release funds for maintenance and repair of old staff quarters at Ojha Institute of Chest Disease. He informed that government was making arrangement for vaccination and treatment of 820 prisoners found Hepatitis positive. He also mentioned that passengers coming from abroad were undergoing screening for Swine Flu with collaboration of federal government at Karachi airport. Vice Chancellor Dow University, Prof Masood Hameed Khan, mentioned that Dow University of Health Sciences purchased 21 buses keeping in view the difficulties faced by students. He further said that the annual recurring fund for transport section was about Rs 10 million. He explained that Dow University needed Rs 100 million for maintenance and repair of 150 old residences and construction of 200 new residential accommodations for employees. About the transport fleet, he said that thousands of the students as well as staff would be benefited. He said that 10 buses would serve at Dow Medical College campus, 8 would be reserved for Sindh Medical College campus and 3 for Ojha campus.