Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre

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Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre
Geography
LocationRafiqui Shaheed Road, Karachi Cantonment, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Coordinates24°51′N 67°03′E / 24.850°N 67.050°E / 24.850; 67.050Coordinates: 24°51′N 67°03′E / 24.850°N 67.050°E / 24.850; 67.050
Organisation
TypePublic hospital
Affiliated universityDow Medical College
Jinnah Sindh Medical University
History
Former name(s)Jinnah Central Hospital
Links
Websitewww.jpmc.edu.pk
ListsHospitals in Pakistan

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.[1][2][3] In 2015, approximately one million patients visit the hospital complex annually and it is considered one of the biggest government-operated hospitals in Karachi.[1]

History and background[edit]

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 to the public.

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.[2]

In 2007, then Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz formally spoke at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of JPMC Medical Towers and a five-star hotel project.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yumna Rafi (6 October 2015). "Meet the hidden angels of Jinnah Hospital". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b www.jpmc.edu.pk Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre
  3. ^ Mahnoor Sherazee (30 December 2010). "Three hospitals and medical college to put up a fight against merger". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  4. ^ Keti Bandar project may be revived (includes info on JPMC Medical Towers building also) Dawn (newspaper), Published 22 March 2007, Retrieved 2 April 2021

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