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
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.
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.
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.