Continuing our trend of reviewing top health facilities across the different cities, we will review the largest city in Pakistan, Karachi. Following is a list for the 8 of the top facilities in Karachi based on our view.
The Indus hospital (IH) became an entity in 2005, thanks to the efforts of several investors and professionals like doctors of different specialties. It was completed and properly registered in 2007.
The hospital is privately run, but amazingly offers services completely free of charge! This facility contains 300 beds and under the Pakistani healthcare structure, it is considered as a tertiary healthcare center.
The IH has the great distinction of being the first “paperless” hospital in Pakistan. This means that all patient-relevant information and documentation is handled by the hospital’s information system (which is digital) and make things much simpler for patients, packs of paper are no longer needed to deal with their personnel.
This hospital continues to lead al others in Karachi on innovations. Their mobile blood donation units and their rabies prevention clinic are certainly not insignificant mentions.
Agha Khan University Hospital
The Agha Khan University Hospital (AK) is an institution devoted to patient care, teaching and providing services while following international standards of quality. It first started operation in 1985 and so far, it has found great pride in being a place of excellence in teaching.
You’ll be able to find AK chapters all over the developing world and within that context it holds a great reputation. The facilities have a rather large capacity (560 beds) and a great variety of specialties and resources for the general public. So far, is the only Joint Commission International approved hospital in Pakistan.
In the past, the AK introduced new technologies to the country like the Neuro-Robotic Exoscope.
South City Hospital
After the fall of a functional upscale hospital in 2004, a vacuum was created that needed to be filled by a new healthcare entity. The SCH was eventually created by a group of medical professionals who wanted to satisfy that need in the community.
They also follow international guidelines for medical practices. The SCH puts special attention to the individual experiences, focusing on activities like 1 to 1 nurse care.
It also holds Critical Care Units, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Step-Down Unit, a High Dependency Unit, a Surgical ICU and a Medical ICU.
Ibn-e-Sina Medical Center
The Ibn-e-Siena Hospital and Medical Research Institute (IESH) is a large healthcare facility with over 500 beds. It is a tertiary health center and also a research center. It provides 24/7 emergency services. It’s well equipped with the latest medical and surgical tools.
It also provides important services to newborns and mothers with complications. In addition to contribute with the general knowledge and professional quality.
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi
The JPMC has a long history. It started in 1930 as a Medical Corps Hospital, but it was renamed several times during its history. It used to have barely 100 beds, however, with the years it has gowned fantastically, with a current count of 1185 beds, this entry is by far the largest on this list.
Many different sources report this health center as one of high quality, with excellent professionals and a diverse range of specialties for the general public.
Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation
This is a center mostly dedicated to dialysis and kidney transplant and so far it has provided and excellent service for the general population. It had slow beginnings in the 70’s but today it does from 10 to 12 kidneys transplant each week. It very well-equipped and focuses on marginalized sectors of the population, them being more vulnerable to kidney diseases. On that line of thought, all services provided here (for kidney diseases mainly) are free of cost.
Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine
This one is a very important entry for this list. The KIRNM is extremely relevant for patients with cancer. Here patients have access to diagnostic and treatment. It began mainly focusing on radiotherapy, which means that it has excellent facilities for such practice. Chemotherapy is also an available treatment here.
Due to the nature of its equipment, it has to be certified by national and international agencies for handling radioactive material (it is properly certified).
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
The NICD was created on 1963 and since then it has been an extremely important element in patient care within the context of cardiovascular diseases. It is the first tertiary care center dedicated to cardiac care in Pakistan and South Asia.
This institute provides high level care for patients, teaching and training for future generations and also acts as a research and development facility.
This place cares for patients from most provinces of Pakistan (including refugees). Most nurses and physicians from the area are trained here.