Category Archives: HealthCare Institutions

Liaquat National Hospital

By Dr. Saad Bashir    One of the oldest major hospitals in Karachi is the Liaquat National Hospital. Soon after the creation of Pakistan the Red Cross Committee, which was chaired by Syed Wajid Ali, (one of the three illustrious … Continue reading

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Karachi’s Roadside Dentists

By Anjum Khan  Road side “Dandaan saaz,”the poor man’s dentists:-😓 The phrase Neem Hakeem “khatra e jaan” sits best on these road side Dundaan saaz (self acclaimed Dental physicians) .. more then their audacity and confidence of playing with the … Continue reading

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Victoria Block of Civil Hospital Karachi

By Amin H. Karim MD The VICTORIA OR THE JUBILEE BLOCK Civil Hospital Karachi originally served as the living quarters for the Nursing Superintendent of the hospital. An additional building was constructed after the partition to accommodate out of city … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Stores of Arambagh

By  Amin H. Karim MD 1983: Corner of Shahrah-e-Liaquat and Arambagh Road. There were stores on the front of Shevakunj Hostel which once was a residence for NED College of Engineering Students. It is later occupied by Rangers, but lately … Continue reading

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Holy Family Hospital, Karachi.

Holy Family Hospital, Karachi By Menin Rodrigues The Holy Family Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan was founded in 1948 by the Medical Mission Sisters, a Roman Catholic religious order for women based in Philadelphia, USA. This was at a time when very … Continue reading

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Dow Medical College Inauguration 1945

Sohail Ansari There was a long standing medical school in Hyderabad. In 1930’s reforms were brought in to health and medical education. The school in Hyderabad gave a diploma level licensure; those taking course needed only matriculation for the course. There … Continue reading

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The Ojha Sanatorium Karachi

By  Amin H. Karim MD THE TB OJHA SANATORIUM, KARACHI: DEEPCHAND TEJHANDAS OJHA was a well known philanthropist of Karachi, He belonged to the renowned family of Ojhas whe were vaids by profession. He died in 1928 of TB and … Continue reading

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Prof. Habib Patel (1912-2004)

Prof. Habib Patel was born in 1912 in India. He was an outstanding student at the Grant Medical College, Bombay and was appointed to the faculty in 1941. He was invited by the Government of Sindh in 1947 to come over … Continue reading

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Janbai Maternity Home

Janbai Kassum Valli Khoja Ismailia Maternity Home By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  The total number of the Ismailis in Karachi around 1920 was about five thousands. The Imam hired one midwife in 1920. The average birth per month was 17 in … Continue reading

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Jinnah Hospital Karachi.

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) started in 1930 in Medical Corps Hospital, meant for medical aid to military personnel exclusively. In 1942 it was re-named as the British General Hospital and remained as such till 1947; a 100 bedded hospital … Continue reading

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