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Hospital Introduction


Aga Khan University Hospital CourtyardAga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, (AKUH) started operations in 1985, as an integrated, health care delivery component of Aga Khan University. It is a philanthropic, not for profit, private teaching institution committed to providing the best possible option for diagnosis of disease and team management of patient care, fortified by the highest doctor/patient and nurse/patient ratios and support services in the region. This university hospital provides high quality of patient care in a broad range of secondary and tertiary care services with the help of professional staff and facilities that are among the best in the region. Care is available to all patients in need. Those who are unable to pay for treatment, receive generous assistance through a variety of subsidies and the Hospitalís patient welfare program.

AKUH has 504 beds in operation and its in-patients have the regionís lowest average length of stay of 4.0 days. The hospital is equipped to diagnose and treat medical (including cardiac), surgical, obstetric and gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry patients. AKUH quality program serves as a model for the Aga Khan Health Network institutions located in East Africa, India and Pakistan.

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A total of 542 beds, 122 Private and 117 Semi-Private air-conditioned rooms, 251 General Ward beds and 52 special care beds are available in ICU, CCU and NICU. The Hospital has 11 main Operating Theaters . In addition to these, there are 4 Operating Theaters in Surgical Day Care and 1 in Obs/Gyn . Day Care Surgeries are performed at AKUH.

State-of-the-art Pharmacy, Radiology (including nuclear medicine), Laboratory, Cardiopulmonary, Neurophysiology and Physiological Measurement services are available at AKUH. To facilitate public accessibility and convenience, AKUH Laboratory operates 47 phlebotomy or specimen collection centers in Karachi and all major cities of Pakistan.