Aga Khan University Hospital 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 management of patient care. AKUH’s multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and care ensures a continuum of safe and high-quality care for patients – all services under one roof.
The University Hospital provides high quality of patient care in a broad range of secondary and tertiary services to over 50,000 hospitalised patients and to approximately 600,000 outpatients annually.
In September 2006, AKUH became the first hospital in Pakistan and one of the select few teaching hospitals in the world to be awarded Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation for achieving and maintaining highest international quality standards in healthcare. AKUH is also the first hospital in Pakistan and among the first few teaching hospitals in the world to receive ISO 9001: 2008 certification. AKUH remains a differentiated provider in the field of healthcare. It has continued to excel because it provides quality services and is keen to innovate.
Inpatient and Outpatient Services
AKUH has 577 beds in operation including 4 VIP, 106 Private and 100 Semi-Private air-conditioned rooms, 202 General Ward beds and 32 Surgical Day Care beds. In addition, 70 Special Care Units (SCU) and 08 Cardiac Step Down (CSDU) beds are located at various locations within the hospital and55 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 arefour additional operating theatres in Surgical Day Care, 2 in Community Health Centre, 1 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and 2 mini-theatres in the Section of Emergency.
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 3.3 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.
Patient Facilitation and Assistance
For the convenience of international and national patients, the Marketing Department provides assistance by coordinating all necessary arrangements for their treatment at AKUH. This includes second opinion, appointment scheduling, cost estimation, patient accommodation and admission. We also provide transport, ambulance and hotel options for safe transfer of patient and their attendant. For the purpose AKUH has established a referral desk in Hyderabad and Quetta and a representative office in Dubai.