Jinnah Hospital Treats 2,000 Patients Daily
PRINCIPAL Allama Iqbal Medical College/Jinnah Hospital Lahore briefed probationary officers of 37th common programme about the institutions’ history during their visit there.
Principal AIMC/JHL Prof Dr Javed Akram said that it was set up in 1975 at Bird Wood Road on the orders of the then Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, said a press release on Monday. He said the Services Hospital Lahore was affiliated with this medical college. The Jinnah Hospital Lahore was constructed in 1988 with the help of China.
The principal further said that the Accident & Emergency Department started functioning in 1996 and JHL became the second largest hospital of the town in public sector and now it was catering to more than 2,000 patients per day. He said free medicines were available in the Accident & Emergency Department and for in door patients and all diagnostic tests such as MRI and CT Scan were available at Jinnah Hospital while PCR facility in public sector was only available at the hospital too, he said JHL was also training junior doctors for post-graduation. The post-mortem facility is now also available at Allama Iqbal Medical College/Jinnah Hospital. He said there was also a postgraduate Nursing College under the control of this institution.
Principal Dr Javed said there was also a paramedical school for training of paramedical staff here and the Jinnah Public School for the children of lower grade employees of this institution having the facilities of O-level had also been set up.
He said the institution is ISO certified for 2008 and now the process for ISO 2010 certification was in progress. Within the last one year, several new departments like Nephrology and Endocrinology have been established and there is an almost completed burn unit with a helipad, which will be inaugurated shortly, Prof Javed Akram said.