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Inpatient service.

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 3.2 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:

* 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 mini-theatres in the Section of Emergency.

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Publication:Economic Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jun 1, 2011
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