Case Study: The Indus Hospital In The Indus Hospital

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The Indus Hospital is a nonprofit, private hospital that established in July 2007 to serve area of about 2.5 million people. It is located in the heart of Korangi, one of the densely populated areas in Karachi with a population of around 18 million. Around 150-bed Indus Hospital is the tallest building for miles. Indus 20-acre campus also included a walk-in filter clinic, an open-air TB clinic, a pharmacy, and a nursing school. The hospital ground floor included a reception area, a patient welfare office, 10-bed emergency department, six outpatient clinic rooms, and areas for X-ray, ultrasound, blood drawing and a blood bank. The first floor have four operating theaters, six-bed intensive care unit (ICU), six-bed cardiac care unit, cardiac…show more content…
When a terrorist bomb blast occurred in Karachi Civil Hospital was unable to cope with the casualties. In response, a group of young, idealistic Patients Welfare Association members led by Abdul Bari Khan, raised money for the emergency department and build a blood bank at Civil Hospital. The experience earned the group a glowing public reputation for honesty and the ability to achieve results. Over the next two decades, Bari dedicated his career to building of cardiac surgery department at Civil Hospital. He raised private money to buy new technology, subsidize salaries, and sponsor cardiac procedures at the public safety-net hospital. After 20 years and 3,000 bypass surgeries, Bari came to believe that there are two ways to improve health care in Pakistan—fight the government system or create external delivery models of high-quality, efficient care that would prompt people to demand that the government offer the same. He invited their colleagues from Patients Welfare Association to join him in realizing their youthful dream of running their own full-service, charity care hospital. They were all trained and worked in the United States and United Kingdom and returned to Pakistan, where they started successful…show more content…
This facility was developed with the help of International Committee of Red Cross and Chal Foundation (Walk Foundation). Between 2000 and 2500 artificial limbs are manufacturing and fitted to patients free of cost every year. The hospital will also train disabled persons. The hospital has a Research Center with its own field workers along with a core team of epidemiologists and biostatisticians. The center is working in collaboration with international universities and is quite capable of executing community outreach programs and then precisely analyzing the gathered data. Center have video conference facilities enabling direct communication with universities and research centers worldwide.. Around 45,000 online books and 23,000 journals are also available for the faculty, researchers and trainees at the Indus

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