The Indus Hospital was set up as tertiary care and multi-disciplinary hospital with 150 beds. The Islamic Mission Trust donated a non-functioning hospital building in Korangi, Karachi. It was renovated and made operational in 2007. For the last 13 years, it has been serving the people of the country through its free-of-cost services.
Indus Hospital and Health Network has been working to alleviate the burden of healthcare on the nation by providing quality healthcare services. The Network consists of 13 hospitals, four Regional Blood Centers [Karachi, Multan, Bahawalpur, and Jamshoro] and four Physical Rehabilitation Centers. It also includes Pakistan’s largest Pediatric Oncology Services Unit.
Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) is a 300-bed tertiary care multidisciplinary hospital providing premium healthcare in an impressive, state-of-the-art facility. IHHN has the privilege to be Pakistan’s first paperless hospital and has now become a symbol of hope for the most vulnerable members of society.
Indus University of Heath Sciences
In 2017, the Indus Health Network’s Academic Directorate was established with a mandate to establish the Indus University of Health Sciences (IUHS).
The University is composed of seven colleges:
• Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery
• Indus Medical College
• Indus College of Public Health
• Indus College of Medical Technology and Allied Health
• Indus College of Physical Rehabilitation
• Indus College of Dentistry
• The Indus College of Pharmacy.
The Academic Directorate of The Indus Hospital aims to start a Department of Examination and Assessments to streamline assessment activities and fulfill future requirements for university recognition. The Directorate also plans to start training staff at various levels through online teaching methods with the help of Learning Management System software.
Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery
Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery is the first academic unit of Indus University of Health Sciences. The College started in September 1994, with a group of 35 female students for a three years general nursing program. ICoNM aspires to become an institution of distinction in nursing education through contemporary education, applied research, ethical practice, and humanistic service.
ICoNM is currently offering the following programs:
• BSNursing (4-year degree program)
• Post RN BSc Nursing (2-year degree program)
• General Nursing Program (3-year diploma)
• Post RN Diploma in Cardiology (01-year diploma program)
• Post RN Diploma in Pediatric Oncology (01-year diploma program)
• Post RN Diploma in Midwifery (01-year diploma)
All programs are recognized by the Pakistan Nursing Council while BS Nursing and Post RN BSc.N programs are affiliated with the Dow University of Health Sciences.
During 2019-2020, the success rate was above 90% with the majority of the successful students achieving a GPA above 3.5.
Indus College of Medical Technology and Allied Health
The Indus College of Medical Technology and Allied Health was established in 2016. It was set-up to develop a workforce having basic knowledge and skills of a general and specialty-specific allied health worker. he College offers a six-month Nursing Assistant Training Program; a one-year diploma in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine; a two-year diploma in Cardiology ICU and Anesthesia; an Operation Theatre; a one-year program in Anesthesia Technician; an Operation Theater Technician; a Pharmacy Dispenser Technician; a Pediatric Oncology Technician; a Dialysis Technician; a X-Ray Technician and a Laboratory Technician. During 2019-2020, the College had an 84% increase in student body across the 12 programs/courses.
Postgraduate Medical Education
IHN offers a structured training program for Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP). The PGME Department assesses both supervisors and trainees frequently to make sure that the teaching methods are up to the highest standards.
Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Program
The one-year certificate program prepares candidates to lead and implement comprehensive infection prevention and control strategies. Candidates must be able to develop, implement, supervise, and auditing a comprehensive program in different healthcare facilities.
Department of Health Professional Education
The Department of Health Professional Education (HPE) has been established to ensure the educational activities of various health professionals. HPE will liaise with Enterprise for Medical Education and Research (EMER) These activities will include building capacity, improving teaching outcomes and developing new methodologies.
Research and article by Miss Hoor Ahmed Noor
Dr. S.M. Tahir Chairman, Iqra Group, Dubai and Aman Assim of ARP Media, along with Dr. Abdul Bari, CEO and Founder of Indus Hospital.
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