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Nishtar Hospital

Nishtar Hospital
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Nishtar Medical College & Hospital Logo
Geography
Location Nishtar Road, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Organisation
Care system Tertiary care
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Nishtar Medical College[1]
Services
Beds 1800
History
Founded 1953
Links
Website Official Website
Lists Hospitals in Pakistan

Nishtar Hospital is a teaching hospital of Nishtar Medical College, located in Multan, Pakistan. It is a tertiary care hospital, serving a large population of South Punjab, adjoining areas of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

History

It is named after Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar, a Pakistan Movement activist, celebrated companion of Father of Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah and then Governor of Punjab, Pakistan.

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An aerial view of Nishtar Medical College & Hospital

The construction of the Nishtar Hospital block started in 1953. The basic idea and its plan was provided by Dr. M. J. Bhutta. He had already collected many ideas during his tour of the UK by visiting many hospitals there. Mr. Inamullah, Mr. Jamaal-ud-Din and Mr. Murat Khan also participated in the construction. On 1 October 1953 Nishtar Hospital started functioning with 80 beds. In 1954, Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, Tuberculosis, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Anaesthesia and Radiology departments also started functioning.[2]

The Nishtar Hospital's total bed capacity currently stands at 1,800, which is one of the largest in the country. Hospital now has 24 departments and divisions, over 31 wards, a burn unit, an out patient and Accident & Emergency Department, in addition to 15 operation theatres.

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