Information for Nurses and Midwives

Nursing at the Aga Khan Hospital, Karimabad

The Hospital's nursing service is committed to providing effective and efficient care to meet the needs of its patients. It delivers a high standard of patient care that is intended to exceed the expectations of patients, families and the local community. Nurses are trained on a regular basis to cope with technological advances and societal complexities.

Quality of Nursing Services

Most nurses working at the Hospital are trained at the Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan Midwifery School and the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). The Hospital has midwives and registered nurses trained in intensive, neo-natal, ante-natal, post-natal, pre-and post-operative care.

Health Education

Healthcare professionals provide individual or group sessions in ante-natal and post-natal care, lactation, diet and family planning. A joint session for spouses is also arranged with an orientation and facility tour to familiarise them with the hospital environment.

Professional Development

Training of nurses is a regular and on-going activity. The Hospital conducts an in-depth analysis to identify relevant, immediate and remote training needs required for its nurses.

The Hospital's Nursing Education Service works closely with ward-based clinical nurse instructors who are responsible for developing Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) modules. As part of the Hospital's Nursing Professional Development Programme, every nurse receives ongoing skills development.

Besides training, the Service sponsors nurses for local and international postgraduate courses annually. Nurses also have the opportunity to pursue the Advanced Nursing Studies programme at the Aga Khan University, Pakistan. For more information, please contact:

Nursing Department
The Aga Khan Hospital for Women, Karimabad
Telephone: +92 21 631 9950, 631 7805, 632 3465
Fax: +92 21 637 5950
E-mail: Send a message

Midwifery Diploma Training Programme

Established in 1979, the Midwifery Training School offers the 15-month Midwifery Diploma Training Programme. Affiliated with the Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and the Sindh Nurses Examination Board (SNEB), it increases clinical competency, professionalism and commitment to obstetrical care.

Upon completion, graduates usually join the Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan, government or non-government health organizations. Most pursue further education and become Lady Health Visitors, or Nurse Midwives.


Designed by the Pakistan Nursing Council, the midwifery curriculum is delivered at all schools. A student must complete a total of 288 theory hours, spending two hours daily in the classroom under close clinical supervision by faculty, senior nursing staff and doctors.

Students are required to complete 1332 hours in different clinical areas and complete 25 normal deliveries as required by the PNC. All students must attain 95 percent attendance.

According to PNC guidelines, all candidates should enroll in 12 weeks of Preliminary Training Session (PTS) followed by 12 months of the midwifery-training programme.

For enrolment and other inquiries, contact:
The Aga Khan Hospital for Women, Karimabad
Street 6/D, Aisha Manzil
FB Area, Karachi
PAKISTAN Telephone: +92 21 6319 950, 632 0465