Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

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Aga Khan University Hospital
Aga Khan Health Services
Aga Khan Hospital Private Wing.JPG
Aga Khan Hospital private wing
Location Karachi, Pakistan
Care system Private
Hospital type Healthcare & Teaching
Affiliated university Aga Khan University
Standards ISO 9001:2000
JCI accredited July 2006
Beds 542
Founded 1985
Lists Hospitals in Pakistan

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) (Urdu: آغا خان یونیورسٹی ہسپتال, Sindhi: آغا خان يونيورسٽي اسپتال) in Karachi, established in 1985, is the primary teaching site of the Aga Khan University’s (AKU) Faculty of Health Sciences. Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, the hospital provides a broad range of secondary and tertiary care, including diagnosis of disease and team management of patient care. The hospital’s multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and care ensures a continuum of safe and high quality care for patients – with all services under one roof.[citation needed]

The hospital promotes the Aga Khan University's objective of promoting human welfare in general, and the welfare of the people of Pakistan in particular, by disseminating knowledge and providing instruction, training, research, and service in the health sciences. Aga Khan University is Pakistan's largest private medical institute and hospital.[citation needed]


AKUH has 560 beds in operation and its in-patients have the region’s lowest average length of stay of 4.0 days. The hospital is equipped to diagnose and treat medical (including cardiac), surgical, obstetric and gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry patients.[1] A total of 560 beds, 122 private and 117 semi-private air-conditioned rooms, 251 General ward beds and 52 special care beds are available in ICU, CCU and NICU.[1] The Hospital has 11 main Operating Theaters . In addition to these, there are 4 Operating Theaters in Surgical Day Care and 1 in Obs/Gyn. Day Care Surgeries are performed at AKUH.[1] State-of-the-art Pharmacy, Radiology (including nuclear medicine), Laboratory, Cardiopulmonary, Neurophysiology and Physiological Measurement services are available at AKUH. To facilitate public accessibility and convenience, AKUH Laboratory operates 47 phlebotomy or specimen collection centers in Karachi and all major cities of Pakistan.[1]


The Aga Khan Medical Complex, built on a 65-acre site in Karachi, was planned and designed by Payette Associates.[2] It consists of a 721-bed hospital, a medical school for 500 students, a school of nursing, housing for staff and students, and a mosque. The building has been carefully designed to take into account the history, climate, environment, symbolism and the spiritual values of the Muslim culture.[3]


In July 2009, AKUH received Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, which expired on 08 August 2014. JCIA accreditation was renewed in 2015.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "AKU-Hospital Introduction". Archived from the original on 2006-09-26. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Payette". 
  3. ^ Payette, Thomas (1988). Theories and Principles of Design in the Architecture of Islamic Societies. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. pp. 161–168. 
  4. ^ "Joint Commission International (JCI) Accredited Organizations". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  5. ^ "273 graduates awarded degrees at AKU convocation". The News International, Pakistan. Archived from the original on 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  6. ^ "JCI-Accredited Organizations". Joint Commission International. 

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Coordinates: 24°53′36″N 67°04′28″E / 24.8933°N 67.0744°E / 24.8933; 67.0744