The Aga Khan University Hospital has opened two new medical centres to provide consulting clinics, vaccination, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services in Lahore, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Munnawar Hamid, Member of Board of Trustees and Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University inaugurate AKUH’s new medical centre in Lahore. Photo: AKUH
Located on Jail Road, Lahore and Saidpur Road, Rawalpindi, these facilities are in addition to 100 outreach centres throughout the province. The country-wide network includes 14 laboratories and above 250 outreach centers in over 100 cities.
An official statement announced that the Hospital’s Patient Welfare Programme can support those who cannot afford quality medical care. The programme has assisted over 2.25 million patient visits with Rs 9.5 billion disbursed since its inception in 1986. One hundred and seventy-seven centres offer this facility throughout the country, including 63 in Punjab.
“AKU is dedicated to the principle that everyone deserves to have access to quality healthcare, regardless of their income,” said Firoz Rasul, President AKU, at the inauguration ceremony in Lahore. “The new medical centres in Punjab is part of our strategy to bring quality healthcare services into the local communities.”
The specialty clinics at the new centres will initially focus on family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and women and child health.
“Inauguration of these centres coincides with AKUH Clinical Laboratories’ accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, an internationally recognised standard for clinical laboratories. For patients, this means timely and more accurate diagnosis,” said Hans Kedzierski, Chief Executive Officer, AKUH.
“AKUH is also the only teaching hospital in Pakistan that is accredited by the Joint Commission International, a gold standard in healthcare delivery,” he added.
The inauguration ceremonies were also attended by Munnawar Hamid, Member of AKU’s Board of Trustees and Shagufta Hassan, Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Laboratories and Outreach Services, AKUH.
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Source: AKU Edu