Islamabad Hospital (IH) is the major component of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences. It is a 592 bedded hospital and has 22 medical and surgical specialties. The spacious, centrally air conditioned OPD of Islamabad Hospital started on 18th December 1985, inpatients and Accident & Emergency centre started in October 1986.
It was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Muhammed Khan Junejo in September 1987. It's covered area is approximately 356976sq.ft. The Administration block is located on the ground floor.
The main objective of the Islamabad Hospital is to provide medical facilities to the community of Rawalpindi/Islamabad as a National Referral Hospital for Northern areas Azad Jammu and Kashmir NWFP and Northern area of Punjab. Another objective was to act as a focal point for research activities in heath services.
Total number of employees working in the Islamabad Hospital is nearly 1800 which includes Executive Director, Consultants, Specialists, Medical and Non-medical officers, Nurses and Paramedics.
It has out patient, inpatient departments, which are fully equipped. It has it's own excellent diagnostic facilities i.e. Radiology, Pathology, Blood Bank, Angiography, Scanning, stress electrocardiography, EMG and Nerve Contraction, Bronchoscopy, Endoscopy and other GI Procedure. Islamabad Hospital has fully equipped Accident & Emergency Centre, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Operation Theatre (OT) and Private wards with most modern and necessary facilities. Hospital has dialysis unit for Nephrology patients and a Head Injury Unit in Neurosurgery.
It has social welfare department, mustahaqeen zakat counter, Accounts Department, Physiotherapy Department, Pharmacy Department, Statistic and Medical Record Section, Library, Audiovisual, Auditorium, Blood bank etc. as supporting services indirectly related to the patient care. Other services provided at Institute comprises of sterilization system a modern laundry, kitchen, central HVAC system and lift for patients.
According to the patient statistics, daily work load in OPD is more than 1200 patients, daily average admissions in inpatients is 60. The number of patients visiting Accident & Emergency is more than 200.