Facts at a glance

Qualified Health Care Professionals

Medical staff at the Aga Khan Hospital for Women, Karimabad provide primary and secondary level care to mothers and children. The Hospital has established itself as a referral centre for high-risk patients. The medical team provides 24-hour care for routine, elective and emergency cases.

International Standards and Working Practices

The Hospital provides quality care benchmarked and measured against international standards. It maintains these standards rigorously by:

  • Conducting weekly medical education sessions;
  • Conducting quality improvement, mortality and morbidity reviews;
  • Performing regular internal and external clinical audits;
  • Maintaining infection protocols by using disposable needles, masks and ensuring blood transfusions;
  • Ensuring ethical staff work practices;
  • Pre-screening of blood for Hepatitis B and Rubella;
  • Teaching rounds.

ISO 9001: 2000

In 2004, the Hospital was awarded the ISO 9001: 2000 (International Standardisation Organisation) certificate. This certification is awarded only when a hospital's clinical, diagnostic, administrative and support services confirm to the ISO standards.

The Hospital has introduced Japanese management methodologies including Kaizen and Quality Control (QC). The team of consultants have developed specialised Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics guidelines for better service delivery.

Modern Equipment

The Hospital has invested heavily in an extensive range of modern high-quality equipment to meet specialised needs. For services and support, it also works closely with the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. Equipment available include:

  • CTG machine
  • Cardiac monitors
  • Defibrillator
  • Pulse oxymeter
  • Ultrasound
  • Infant warmer and resuscitation unit
  • Anaesthesia machine and ventilator
  • Electrocardiogramme (ECG) machine


Ground breaking ceremony

Inauguration of Aga Khan Maternity Home Karimabad by His Highness the Aga Khan

UNICEF recognises Hospital as a Baby Friendly Hospital

Maternity home upgraded to Hospital for Women
Re-certified as Baby Friendly Hospital by UNICEF

MCPS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Accreditation by College of Physician and Surgeon, Pakistan, as postgraduate institution for MCPS
Laparoscopic (diagnostic and operative) services
First batch of MCPS trainee residents enrolled

Second batch of MCPS trainee residents enrolled
Certified for ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management


General Ward: 27 beds
General Ward (air-conditioned): 8 beds
Private Ward: 6 beds


Incubator: 4
Infant beds: 4
Recovery Room: 3 beds

The Hospital does not have medical and male surgical wards however; male patients can be admitted to the Aga Khan Diagnostic and Day Surgery Centre, Karimabad.