Jinnah Hospital

Jinnah Hospital

name = Jinnah Hospital

motto =
established =
type = Teaching Hospital
endowment = $?
president = [http://www.uhs.edu.pk/registration/affinst/aimc/aimc.html Prof. Syed Sibit-ul- Hasnain]
provost =
city = Lahore
province = Punjab
country = Pakistan
students = 1416
postgrad =
faculty =
Area = 105 acres
website = [http://www.iqbalians.com/ AIMC, Lahore]

Jinnah Hospital is the second largest teaching hospital in the Pakistani province of Punjab spread over 105 acres and with 1100 beds. It is the first autonomous hospital that has been properly built according to a premeditated design with three main areas. First there is a residential area for doctors, students and for the first time a rest area by the name of "Sarai" where the relatives of the patients can find temporary lodgings. The Affiliated medical college is Allama Iqbal Medical College.

Jinnah Hospital is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for house job and specialist training and by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) for Post Graduate Studies (FCPS). Most of the training programs are also recognized in United Kingdom and Ireland by Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Jinnah Hospital is where all major or minor accident cases from the Motorway are brought for immediate management being the best Level I trauma center of Lahore. A majority of patients at Jinnah come from the surrounding poor suburbs like Bhai Pheru, Pattoki, Raiwind and all the near villages. Jinnah also caters to the southern localities of Lahore as well as southern Punjab.

Jinnah is a teaching hospital as well. With 1416 students studying to be doctors at Allama Iqbal Medical College and learning practical procedures at Jinnah, over 7,000 doctors have graduated from here over the last ten years.

It has a team of 65 consultant physicians and surgeons which are among the top ranking professionals in the country. It has all departments like Ob/Gyn, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Laboratory and General Surgery. What makes Jinnah stand out among the other public hospitals is additional departments like Oncology, Radiology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Urology, Neurosurgery.

Jinnah Hospital's services in terms of equipment also make it shine. Complete pathology tests and scans including x-rays, ultrasound, mammography and CT Scan are performed here. There are certain services, machines and equipment which, although easily available in the private sector are too expensive to purchase or maintain in the public sector. Jinnah Hospital has an edge over the other public hospitals in having certain machinery like a Radiotherapy Machine (Cobalt 60) which is functional in Jinnah Hospital.

An average of 550,000 patients visit the Out-Patient and Emergency Department every year, where 70% of the treatment is given completely free. Every year more than 1,500,000 tests are carried out in Pathology Laboratory. During year 2004, the Accident and Emergency department has treated 134,477 patients, which were not charged even a single penny for admission, tests or in case an operation is carried out.

External links

* [http://www.uhs.edu.pk/registration/affinst/aimc/aimc.html University of Health Sciences - Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore] -Official Website

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