Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre
The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (J.P.M.C., also known as Jinnah Hospital, Karachi) is located at Rafiqui Shaheed Road in Karachi Cantonment area of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. In 2015, approximately one million patients visit the hospital complex annually and it is considered one of the biggest government-operated hospitals in Karachi.
History and background
After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the founder of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was asked for approval to lend his name to the hospital. Jinnah granted the approval with the condition that the hospital be opened for the public. Original name for the hospital was Jinnah Central Hospital.
In 1952, Dow Medical College was attached with the Jinnah Central Hospital. Then after a consolidation of many departments and laboratories in the area, an updated medical institution was opened. The opening ceremony was a big event on 11 April 1959 with President of Pakistan Ayub Khan addressing the audience on the occasion.
- History of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, Karachi, jpmc.edu.pk website, Retrieved 2 June 2017
- Jinnah Hospital, Karachi on Dawn newspaper website, Published 7 October 2015, Retrieved 2 June 2017
- JPMC Medical Towers building, Dawn newspaper, Published 22 March 2007, Retrieved 2 June 2017
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