Dairy Science Park and Khyber Medical University signed a memorandum of understanding for ‘Bio-risk Management under Livestock Entrepreneurship’. The MoU will help safeguard the health of biomedical professionals, and evaluate the risk factors associated with livestock and poultry farming.
A press release issued on Thursday stated the MoU was signed by KMU Office of Research Innovation & Commercialisation Director Dr Ziaul Haq and DSP Chief Patron Dr Muhammad Subhan Qureshi at KMU. Professor Umer Sadique, Irfanul Haq Qureshi, Zafar Hussain Paracha, Riaz Hussain, Dr Asad Sultan, Dr Zahoorul Hassan and Dr Sartaj Khan attended the event.
According to the statement, the total estimated cost of the project will be Rs4.98million. As part of the MoU, solar water pumps will be installed and other products will be provided to registered farms and stakeholders. The cost will be recovered in easy instalments under an Islamic leasing arrangement, while revenue will be generated through charging services, registration and issuance of quality control parameter certificates to stakeholders.
The project will help safeguard the health of students, biomedical professionals, including laboratory staff, public and animal health workers and the community.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2016.