The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is a private, not-for-profit, university hospital, focusing on the delivery of high-quality healthcare in Pakistan for over 35 years since its inception in 1985.
The main tertiary care hospital in Karachi offers 24/7 Urgent Care Services, and all services under one roof, which includes specialized care, elective and non-elective surgery, consulting clinics, radiology, and clinical laboratory services. To offer enhanced patient-centric, holistic care, the hospital is structured into service lines that operate like specialty hospitals within one large hospital. Through this setup, AKUH enables a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment that results in a continuum of quality care for patients.
The service lines include Heart, Lungs and Vascular; Family Health; Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine; Women’s Healthcare; Kidney and Bladder; Mind and Brain; Internal Medicine; Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastrointestinal Medicine and Surgery; Teeth and Skin; Children’s Hospital, Cancer Hospital; and Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, and Nutrition.
As a leading teaching hospital for doctors, nurses and midwives, AKUH produces cutting-edge medical research that is globally relevant and uses innovative approaches to solve local healthcare problems. Through the use of advanced medical technology and highly skilled doctors and surgeons, AKUH provides patients with treatments and services that may not available elsewhere in the region.
AKUH is part of an emerging healthcare system that includes three secondary hospitals in Karachi in Garden, Karimabad and Kharadar; a secondary hospital in Hyderabad; the Clifton Medical Services in Karachi which offers 24/7 Urgent Care as well as specialized clinics, labs, radiology, pharmacy and diagnostics; over 25 medical centers located across Pakistan; over 290 clinical laboratories that offer fast and accurate results, ensuring world-class quality testing; a network of 20+ pharmacies that offer a wide range of genuine and temperature-controlled medications along with compounding services; and home health services. Through this, AKUH’s growing network offers timely health services to patients in over 100 cities in Pakistan including metros like Karachi, Hyderabad, Multan, Faisalabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta.
In 2006, AKUH became the first teaching hospital in Pakistani to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), a gold standard in healthcare delivery. In 2017, the Hospital’s clinical laboratories received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), an internationally recognized gold standard for clinical laboratories. The Hospital and Clinical Laboratories are regularly audited and have maintained these accreditations throughout.
AKUH’s contribution is significant and a 2017 impact study shows that overall the Aga Khan University has an annual economic impact of about $1 billion in Pakistan alone. To make quality and timely healthcare accessible to all, the Hospital has far-reaching Welfare and Zakat programs that provide financial assistance to needy patients at various locations across the country. Through these services, we respond to people’s health needs and save lives. For all appointments and queries, please call: 021-111-911-911.