230 Bedded Children's Hospital was commissioned as Institute of Excellence in the early 80s. The Government of Japan through JICA , approved and supported it as an aid project in 1982. Construction started in March 1983 and was completed in two years i.e. March 1985, as prescribed. It was built by Japanese contractors, M/s Tobishima Corporation, Tokyo. This hospital was handed over the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan in May 1985. It is an important component of PIMS.
This is the symbol of friendly relation between the people of Japan and Pakistan. The construction of new OPD started in 1991 and completed in record time within a year in 1992. The covered area of the Children's Hospital is 179600sq.ft. It has been constructed as a comprehensive and most modern health facilities. It is also a tertiary care referral centre for Northern area, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, NWFP and Northern part of Punjab. The hospital has been provided with modern specialized equipment.
It caters the need of primary health care for the whole area through preventive and curative approaches. It serves as a focal point for training of paramedics and other child health workers. It forms the heart of the national medical facility modernization program, to meet the growing needs for prevention of diseases and other problems related to children in routine pediatric treatment. it is also a tertiary care referral hospital.
Children's Hospital is providing clinical services including;
1. Surgical & Allied Specialties.
2. Medical & Allied Specialties.
3. Diagnostic Facilities.
4. Operation Theatre.
5. Critical Care (NICU, PICU, Isolation & Accident Emergency).
6. Blood Bank.
Achievement & Working
Daily average attendance of the patient in outpatient department is nearly 400. Daily average admissions in inpatient department is 30. Daily average surgical procedures in operation theatre is 15 and daily attendance of the patient in Accident & Emergency department is nearly 100.