Lady Dufferin Hospital

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Lady Dufferin Hospital is located in Karachi, Sindh, and it is the largest women's hospital in Pakistan.[citation needed] The hospital, which was completed in 1898, was named after the British peeress Lady Dufferin. Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, gave birth to a son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the hospital in 1988.

Donations[edit]

Seth Edulji Dinshaw contributed a sum of Rs. 50,000/- for its establishment[1]

Foundation laying ceremony[edit]

The foundation laying ceremony was performed on 12 November 1894 by Lady Elgin.[1]

In 1915, Dr. Elizabeth Stephens Imprey was appointed the new head of the hospital, but she never made it to Karachi from England. She boarded the P & O liner SS Persia as a first class passenger in Tilbury, London. The ship was sunk off Crete's coast by a German submarine on December 30, 1915. More than 340 passengers drowned, including Dr. Imprey.

Features[edit]

Initially, a ward in this hospital was kept specifically for Parsis.[1] In January 1917, the Virbaijee Maternity Wing was opened.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jehangir Framroze Punthakey, The Karachi Zoroastrian Calendar, A record of Important Events in the Growth of the Parsi Community in Karachi, Karachi, (1996) p. 100
  2. ^ Jehangir Framroze Punthakey, The Karachi Zoroastrian Calendar, A record of Important Events in the Growth of the Parsi Community in Karachi, Karachi, (1996) p. 101

Coordinates: 24°51′30″N 67°00′28″E / 24.8583°N 67.0078°E / 24.8583; 67.0078