The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Organization Accredited by Joint Commission International
Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is the principal teaching site of Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi, the first private international university in Pakistan. The University is an academic centre of Aga Khan Development Network, a group of development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in developing countries of Asia and Africa. AKUH started operations in 1985. It is a philanthropic, not-for-profit, private teaching institution committed to providing the best possible option for diagnosis of disease and team m a n a g e m e n t o f p a t i e n t c a r e . A K U H s multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and care ensures a continuum of safe and highquality care for patients with all services under one roof. The University Hospital provides high quality of patient care in a broad range of secondary and tertiary services to approximately 50,000 hospitalised patients and to over 600,000 outpatients annually. AKUH is the first teaching hospital in Pakistan and among the first few teaching hospitals in the world to receive ISO 9001: 2008 certification. In September 2006, it also became the first hospital in the country and one of the select few teaching hospitals in the world to be awarded Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) for achieving and maintaining premier international quality standards in healthcare.
The Hospital is equipped to diagnose and treat Medical (including Cardiac), Surgical, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Psychiatry patients and its inpatients have an average length of stay of 3.4 days. The Hospital also provides comprehensive Oncology Services for almost all adult and Paediatric Cancers including: Medical and Surgical Management, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant. AKUH operates the only Paediatric Cardiac Surgery programme available in Karachi. The following Paediatric Cardiac Surgery services are available: l
Closed Heart Surgery for BT Shunt, PDA, Coarctation Repair, Pulmonary Artery Banding, Pericardial Window, Permanent Pacemaker Insertion, Coarctation Repair and Pulmonary Artery Banding; Open Heart Surgery for ASD, VSD, Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) and Complete Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage, Creation of Fontan Circulation and Arterial / Artrial Switch Operation. AKUH has 563 beds in operation including 4 VIP, 123 Private and 121 Semi-Private air-conditioned rooms and 260 General Ward beds. In addition, 55 Critical Care beds are available in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Hospital has 11 main operating theatres. There are also 3 additional operating theatres in Surgical Day Care, 2 in Community Health Centre, 1 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and 2 minitheatres in the Section of Emergency.
The fully equipped emergency room is open 24 hours a day with a Triage desk and Fast Track System to ensure prompt medical attention for all patients.
Surgical Day Care Unit
The Surgical Day Care Unit provides quality care without the inconvenience and expense of hospitalisation, prior to and after surgery. Surgical Day Care facility is offered in: l l
General Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery
Paediatric Surgery Vascular Surgery
Plastic Surgery ENT
Ophthalmology Dental Surgery
The Executive Clinic provides individuals with an opportunity to assess their health and discuss ways to remain healthy. Early detection reduces the potential for future health problems. AKUH offers two packages in Executive Clinic for health evaluation. Executive Clinic Package A consists of basic health screening which requires two visits and Executive Clinic Package B is a more comprehensive...
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