Although there is still a lack of a substantial education system in Pakistan, the one area of expertise that it prides itself for is the body of doctors that graduate every year with a sound knowledge of the latest medical technologies and best use of healthcare education. Over the past few years, Pakistan has seen several advancements in its healthcare and medical structure. A number of these advancements can be reflected in the quality of hospitals that deliver a high standard of medical care through its innovative systems and techniques. Here is a look at the some of the top hospitals of Pakistan that provide us with these facilities.
Jinnah memorial hospital
In 1970, an NGO was introduced under the name of Jamiat e Sheikh in order to establish a hospital to provide the best healthcare facilities. In 1975, the government allocated a huge piece of land in Gujranwala to help the NGO set up this hospital. Today, the hospital, known as Jinnah Memorial Hospital, is a two story building that uses modern techniques and equipment and some of the country’s most qualified doctors and paramedics to treat patients from all over Pakistan. The name was given to it after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital
Under the tireless efforts of politician and former cricketer Imran Khan, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital was established in Lahore to treat cancer patients from all over the country. It is one of the most technologically advanced cancer centers that also serves as a charitable organization for patients who cannot afford the treatment. The hospital was an inspiration for Khan after his mother, Shaukat Khanum died of cancer.
Fatima Memorial Hospital
Fatima Memorial Hospital is a general hospital for women and children that is situated in Shadman, Lahore and is a 500 bed community. It is a care system that runs on cross subsidization whereby money from those patients who can afford treatments goes into treating the underprivileged. It serves by providing advanced medical care facilities with qualified doctors and is also affiliated to the Fatima Jinnah Medical University.
Civil Hospital Karachi
At the time of the 3rd Bubonic Plague in 1898, the Civil Hospital Karachi stood out as one of the best medical centers to cure patients of this plague and clear the city of the pandemic. It was visited by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon who commemorated the platinum jubilee of Queen Victoria on the very soil of the hospital. It has ever since been a medical center that has not disappointed in its ability to impress visitors and cure those who suffer from all sorts of diseases, by providing state-of-the-art modern equipment and treatment methods to its patients.
Agha Khan University Hospital
The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is affiliated with the Aga Khan University in Karachi and was built in 1985. The medical center offers a diverse range of healthcare facilities all under one roof. It also promotes a philosophy of promoting human welfare by providing the people with a sound knowledge and awareness of the latest medical systems and health care benefits that need to be taken advantage of for a healthy lifestyle. It is one of Pakistan’s largest private institutions.
The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (J.P.M.C)
The JPMC is a public hospital established in 1959. The original hospital operated in a building that was an army barracks constructed in 1865, and moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in 1959. The hospital takes care of many underprivileged patients from remote areas.
Combined Medical Hospital Combined Medical Hospital, or CMH, is a hospital located in Lahore that is attached and affiliated to the CMH University where state of the art healthcare and dentistry is taught using modern methods and latest medical techniques. It is an army based hospital with some of the most highly experienced doctors and healthcare staff.
The Ziauddin Hospital, is a medical center that provides healthcare facilities and care under the Dr.Ziauddin Trust. The hospital is equipped with the latest technological advancements in terms of facilities, including radiology and diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine center, department of surgery, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology as well as cardiac surgery and emergency care all under one roof. It also provides services with the latest gadgets including X-Ray and Ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, angiography, digital subtraction, interventional radiology and color Doppler mammography.
Bahria Town Hospital
Bahria Town Lahore is a development scheme by Ex. Chairman, Bahria Town, whereby he aims to develop a land with all the latest facilities that would be fit for a modern residential area. One of these facilities is the Bahria Town Hospital which exceeds all expectations when it comes to excellence in medical facilities and healthcare. The hospital provides a diverse range of services including cardiac surgery and hemodialysis.
Hameed Latif Hospital
Hameed Latif Hospital is a 250 bedded private institution that is situated in Lahore Pakistan. It offers a wide range of healthcare facilities and latest technological advancements in medicine ever since it was founded in 1994. Apart from medical care to its patients, the hospital also offers under graduate training and trains in services including obstetrics and gynecology, neonatology, oncology and anesthesia.
Shifa International Hospital
Shifa International Hospital was inaugurated on September 20, 1987 as a Private institution. On October 12, 1989 it was converted to a Public Limited Company offering the same high standards in healthcare as before. It is situated in Islamabad and it runs on its principles of enhanced clinical quality, financial stability, strategic growth and easy access to the latest medical technologies and care.