In our country, hospitals are like the foundation of our healthcare system. Even though we have many new doctors graduating every year, the quality of healthcare services can still be a bit uncertain. But don’t worry; some good hospitals in Pakistan and hardworking professionals are trying their best to take care of people’s health all across the country.

This blog offers a brief glimpse into the top hospitals in Pakistan. The information is derived from a special survey conducted by Tashheer’s research team, and the list is carefully arranged. This guide aims to provide a quick overview of some of the hospitals recognized for their commendable work.

Top 10 Hospitals in Pakistan
Top 10 Hospitals in Pakistan

Here are the leading hospitals in Pakistan’s healthcare system, mentioned below

RankHospital NameCityType
1PIMS HospitalIslamabadMultidisciplinary
2Lahore General HospitalLahoreMultidisciplinary
3Shifa International Hospital IslamabadIslamabadMulti-specialty
4Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer HospitalLahore & PeshawarOncology
5Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)KarachiUrology and Transplantation
6Punjab Institute of CardiologyLahoreCardiology
7Jinnah Hospital LahoreLahoreMultidisciplinary
8The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)KarachiMultidisciplinary
Shifa Hospital

Shifa International Hospital (SIH) is a private hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, listed as SHFA on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The hospital was incorporated on September 20, 1987, initially as a private limited company and later converted to a public limited company on October 12, 1989. With over 550 beds, it provides various medical services, including liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplants. The hospital also offers a 640-slice CT scan. SIH operates two medical centers in Islamabad and is in the process of building a full-fledged hospital in Faisalabad. As of 2018, SIH accounted for about 85% of liver transplant operations in Pakistan totaling 700 successful organ transplants.

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Founded byZaheer Ahmad
Address4 Pitras Bukhari Rd, H-8/4 H 8/4 H-8, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone(051) 8464646
Affiliated universityShifa Tameer-e-Millat University
StandardsJoint Commission, Pakistan Medical Commission
Lahore General Hospital

Lahore General Hospital is a public teaching hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, situated on Ferozepur Road. It is associated with Ameer-ud-Din Medical College, Lahore. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan has accredited Lahore General Hospital. A piece of land measuring one square and seven acres, approximately 256 kanals, on Ferozepur Road, Lahore, about 17 kilometers from Lahore, was initially earmarked for a beggar house. In 1998, Lahore General Hospital gained autonomy, with Dr. Sabiha Khurshid Ahmad appointed as its first chief executive. New operation theaters for urology and orthopedics were initiated, and improvements were made to the Surgical Outpatient Department (SOT), including a new recovery room and laundry plant. In 2017, it made history as the first public hospital to do laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a significant medical achievement.

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The foundation for the construction was laid by Begum Nahid Sikandar Mirza, the wife of then Governor-General of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, on 27 February 1958. The first phase of the building was completed by late 1958 and an opening ceremony was held on 30 September 1958 by Nahid Mirza.

AddressNear Chungi, Amar Sidhu Ismail Nagar, Ferozpur Road, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Phone(042) 99268801
Affiliated UniversityAmeer-ud-Din Medical College, Postgraduate Medical Institute

On 12 December 2022, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar announced an expansion plan for the hospital, including the addition of 400 beds in the general ward, 400 beds in cardiology, and 200 beds in blood disease wards.

Tashheer research team compiled a list of Medical Departments of Lahore General Hospital:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology
  • Radiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pediatrics
  • Physiology
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Community Medicine

The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) is a health sciences institute in Islamabad, Pakistan, focusing on research. It is a top-level hospital with 22 specialist centers for medical and surgical care. PIMS also offers medical training through the Quaid-e-Azam Postgraduate Medical College, established on February 1, 1989. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, created by an act of parliament in 2013, is affiliated with PIMS. The first vice-chancellor was Professor Dr. Javed Akram, serving until 2018. PIMS Hospital extends its services beyond its hospital walls, reaching out to underserved communities in Pakistan. The hospital conducts regular medical camps and outreach programs to provide healthcare services to those in need.

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The institute consists of three semi-autonomous hospitals:

Hospital NameDetails
Islamabad Hospital (IH)592 beds, 3.5 hectares, specializes in General
Children’s Hospital230 beds, 1.6 hectares, specializes in Pediatric care
Maternal & Child Health Care Center125 beds, specializes in Obstetrics and gynecology

The institute is associated with several medical colleges and schools, including:

  • Quaid-e-Azam Postgraduate Medical College
  • Federal Medical & Dental College
  • College of Nursing
  • School of Nursing
Opened In1985
AddressIbn-e-Sina Rd, G-8/3 G 8/3 G-8, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone(051) 9261170
Affiliated UniversityShaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University

Tashheer research team compiled a list of Medical Departments of PIMS:

  • Anesthesia
  • Blood Bank
  • Burn Cente
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dentistry
  • General Surgery-I
  • Urology
  • Dermatology
  • General Medicine
  • E.N.T. (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Psychiatry Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Neonatology
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Plastic Surgery
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) is a cancer center in Lahore and Peshawar, Pakistan. It is the first initiative of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charitable organization established under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1858 of British India. SKMCH&RC is the largest tertiary care hospital in Pakistan. Imran Khan, the former cricketer turned politician and ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan founded the hospital. The idea to build a cancer hospital arose after his mother, Mrs. Shaukat Khanum, passed away from cancer in 1985.

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Dr. Nausherwan K. Burki (MB, PhD, FRCP, FCPS, FCCP) from the University of Kentucky Medical Center led the design and execution of the master plan. An international team of cancer physicians and research workers collaborated on the project.

  • Architectural services were provided by Arrasmith, Judd & Rapp, Architects in Health Planning from Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
  • Architectural details were managed by Nayyar Ali Dada & Associates of Lahore.
  • Local engineering was conducted by Messrs. Progressive Consultants, Lahore.

SKMCH&RC conducts two major cancer awareness campaigns annually:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness campaign in October.
  • Anti-Tobacco Campaign in May.
Opened29 December 1994
FundingNon-profit hospital
TypeSpecialist and teaching
Beds195 (SKMCH&RC, Lahore)

SKMCH&RC Hospital is a multidisciplinary institution covering a range of various medical and surgical specialties. The hospital’s departments include:

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Ancillary Health Services
  • Clinical & Radiation Oncology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Radiology
SIUT Karachi

The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) is located in Karachi. It is a prominent medical institution specializing in urology and transplantation services. Known for its dedication to providing quality healthcare and has gained recognition for its contributions to the field of medical treatment and organ transplantation. SIUT is a hospital in Pakistan that helps people with kidney problems. Dr. Adibul Hasan Rizvi started it in 1970, and it became independent in 1991. It is the largest kidney disease center in Pakistan and a big public health organization. They do 10 to 12 kidney transplants every week and even did Pakistan’s first liver transplant in 2003. They also have a childcare unit since 2004. SIUT provides all services including dialysis and transplantation, at no cost and with dignity.

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AddressChand Bibi Rd, Ranchore Lane, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Phone(021) 111 000 313
Opened1970 by Adibul Hasan Rizvi
TypeMedical Teaching
Affiliated universityHEC CPSP
Emergency departmentYes

SIUT has been doing kidney transplants for 20 years because many people in the country suffer from organ failure. Every 3 minutes, someone loses their battle to live. The first kidney transplant at SIUT Chablani Medical Center in Sukkur occurred on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

They offer services for:

UrologyDiagnosis and treatment of urinary tract issues, including infections, kidney stones, prostate cancer, and bladder problems.
TransplantationKidney, liver, and bone marrow transplant services.
NephrologyCare for patients with kidney diseases.
AndrologyAddresses men’s health problems like infertility and sexual issues.
Pediatric UrologyMedical care for children with urological conditions.

  • The indoor facilities recorded 1,256 admissions.
  • The thrice-a-week outpatient clinic served 33,918 patients.
  • 16 Hemodialysis machines facilitated 16,403 dialysis sessions.
  • 2,400 patients received lithotripsy.
  • The laboratory conducted 111,913 tests.
  • A total of 4,254 surgeries were performed.
Punjab Institute of Cardiology

The Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore, Pakistan, is a big hospital with 547 beds. It has more than 1500 staff and helps over 300,000 patients every year. PIC offers complete heart care services for people all across the country. PIC is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), a global leader in healthcare accreditation. This accreditation signifies PIC’s adherence to international standards of patient care and safety. The hospital was the first to introduce coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the country and has continued to innovate in the field of cardiology.

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AddressJail Rd, Shadman 1 Shadman, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Phone(042) 99203053
  • Cardiac emergency services
  • Outpatient Department (OPD)
  • Diagnostic services
  • Interventional and invasive cardiology
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Available round the clock
  • Over 160,000 patients examined at OPD annually
  • More than 17,000 admissions

The hospital is the second-largest cardiac center in Pakistan after NICVD Karachi. Annual procedures include 31,000 echocardiographs, 4000 nuclear medicine procedures, 16,000 angiograms, 3500 angioplasties (including 5000 stents), and 2500 cardiac surgeries.

Medical Services: Outpatient Department and Cardiac Consultation Services

Diagnostic Services: ECG, ETT, Angiography, Angioplasty, Electrophysiology, CT scan.

Jinnah Hospital Lahore

Jinnah Hospital is a teaching hospital located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is owned by the Government of Punjab and covers an area of 105 acres. In 2016, it was ranked as the second-best public sector hospital in Pakistan according to the “Ranking Web of World Hospitals”. Jinnah Hospital in Lahore has approval from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. This Hospital is a valuable asset to the community and the country. It is a leading provider of healthcare and a major center for medical research and education. The hospital is committed to providing high-quality, affordable care to all patients.

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Jinnah Hospital started in 1994 with limited facilities and was officially opened on 2 February 1996, initially offering basic specialties. In 2005, a new 100-bed Accident & Emergency Department was added. The number of patients increased significantly from 500,000 in 2003 to 700,000 in 2007. Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, is listed among the ‘Tertiary Hospitals’ by the Government of Punjab, Pakistan.

AddressAhmed, Usmani Rd, Faisal Town, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Phone(042) 99231400
FundingMinistry of National Health Services, Punjab Department of Health
TypeTeaching Hospital (Government)
Number of beds1,650
Affiliated UniversitiesAllama Iqbal Medical College
University of Health Sciences Lahore
College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

Tashheer’s team listed all Medical Services Offered by Jinnah Hospital Lahore after a thorough research:

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Physiotherapy Department
  • Cardiology/ Critical Care Unit (CCU)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Ophthalmology/Eye Care
  • Private Rooms
  • Nephrology
  • Dermatology (Skin)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Pulmonology/Tuberculosis & Chest
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiotherapy
  • Anesthesia/ Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Burn Center (State-of-the-Art)
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Diabetic Center
  • Accident and Emergency Department
  • Labour Room
  • Trauma Center
  • Orthopedic Ward
  • Endocrinology
  • Facio Maxillary Surgery
  • Oncology

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi started in 1985 and is the main place where students at Aga Khan University’s Faculty of Health Sciences learn. The hospital, created by the Aga Khan, offers a wide range of advanced healthcare services, including diagnosing diseases and coordinating patient care. Aga Khan University is the biggest private medical institute and hospital in Pakistan. AKUH is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which is a group of private, not-for-profit development agencies that work in over 30 countries around the world. The hospital is also committed to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to all patients.

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AddressNational Stadium Rd, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Phone(021) 111 911 911
Affiliated UniversitiesCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan
Aga Khan University
Bed Capacity560
Average Length of Stay4.0 days
Specialized CareCardiac, surgical, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry
Room OptionsPrivate, semi-private, general ward, ICU, CCU, NICU
Operating Theatres17 main, 4 in Surgical Day Care, 2 in Obs/Gyn for day care
Support ServicesPharmacy, Radiology, Laboratory, Cardiopulmonary, Neurophysiology, Physiological Measurement
Laboratory Outreach47 phlebotomy centers in Karachi and major cities across Pakistan

The list of Healthcare Departments at AKUH is compiled by Tashheer’s research team, mentioned below.

  • Allied Health
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Community Health Sciences
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Division of Woman & Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Paediatrics & Child Health
  • Educational Development
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Human Development Programme
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Genetics
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

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Pakistan’s healthcare system has several world-class hospitals that play an important role in providing quality medical care to the public. These institutions have a long history of providing excellent patient care, medical research, and technological innovations. The top 8 hospitals mentioned in this article have demonstrated a commitment to improving healthcare outcomes and meeting the different healthcare requirements of Pakistanis. As the healthcare field evolves, these hospitals serve as pillars of hope and progress, contributing significantly to the nation’s overall well-being. In the pursuit of a healthier and more resilient society, the continued support and advancement of these top hospitals remain a top priority.

About the Author: Alishba

Alishba Zaheer is the lead content writer at Tashheer Digital and has a genuine passion for storytelling. With her team of skillful content writers, her expertise lies in the ability to seamlessly adapt writing style to various niches, checking new trends in Tech, especially in Pakistan. She stays ahead of the curve and maintains her dedication to writing excellence. Among other things, she has been instrumental in researching local brands, Pakistani products, and services, providing benchmark articles for Pakistani audiences.