Lahore is the capital city of the Punjab province. From roads to big shopping malls, the infrastructure has been developed remarkably by both public and private sectors over the past decade. The City of Gardens has some of the best healthcare facilities in the whole country and people from smaller cities, as well as villages, come to Lahore to receive excellent medical services.
If you’re looking for affordable healthcare options, we’ve listed the best government hospitals in Lahore and their locations that will help you narrow down your choices.
List Of Government Hospitals In Lahore
Healthcare is a fundamental right and basic necessity of every citizen. There are many hospitals administered by public and private sectors that offer treatments for health concerns related to the heart, kidney and liver. The government hospitals provide low cost but quality treatment to the patients and highly qualified doctors and trained staff attend to the patients.
Here, let us look at the list of some government hospitals in Lahore, what treatments do these hospitals offer and where these facilities are located.
- Jinnah Hospital
- Punjab Institute of Cardiology
- Lahore General Hospital
- Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
- Mayo Hospital
Jinnah Hospital Lahore was established on the name of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1996. Jinnah hospital is one of the most famous hospitals in Lahore situated near Faisal Town. It is established on a total area of 105 acres and first started its operations with very limited facilities in 1994. It was formally inaugurated on February 2, 1996, and in 2005, an emergency department with the capacity of 100 beds was added in the facility. Currently, it has the capacity of 1500 beds and provides healthcare services in multiple fields including medicine, surgery, gynaecology and paediatrics.
One of the country’s top-notch medical institutions, Allama Iqbal Medical College is also affiliated with Jinnah Hospital.
Location: Usmani Rd, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, Punjab 54550
Contact Number: (042) 99231400
Punjab Institute Of Cardiology (PIC)
Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) is situated on Jail Road in Lahore and provides tertiary care to heart patients. One of the important services PIC provides is assisting other cardiac hospitals all over Punjab. PIC also runs awareness campaigns on heart diseases and preventive measures that people can take.
The treatment at PIC is considerably less expensive as compared to private cardiology centres and free of cost for underprivileged patients. Moreover, the emergency department is open round the clock and throughout the year for everyone and the treatment is free of cost for everybody. The hospital has a capacity of 547 beds and other facilities include all relevant diagnostic tests, interventional and operative procedures and intensive cardiac care units.
Location: Jail Rd، Shadman 1 Shadman, Lahore, Punjab
Contact Number: (042) 99203051-65
Lahore General Hospital
The foundation stone of Lahore General Hospital was laid down by Begum Naheed Mirza (w/o Iskandar Mirza, former President of Pakistan) as a beggar house in 1958. In 1959, the then government decided to provide health care facilities to the general public and hence it was named as Lahore General Hospital. It is located on Ferozepur Road Lahore, on a total area of 256 Kanals.
Initially, the hospital was used as a caring home because of the overflow of patients at Mayo Hospital and no diagnosis or treatment facility was present at Lahore General Hospital. Lahore general hospital is affiliated with Postgraduate Medical Institute and Ameer-ud-Din Medical College.
Location: Ferozpur Road Near Ismail Nagar, Lahore.
Contact Number: (042) 99268801-9
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
The foundations of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital were laid down by Sir Ganga Ram Agrawal in 1921 (prior to the partition of the subcontinent). The affiliated medical college with Ganga Ram Hospital is Fatimah Jinnah Medical College, named after the Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah. It is an all-girls college but the faculty is a mix of highly trained and qualified male and female teachers.
The total capacity of the hospital is currently 550 beds but the college is now being extended to another 22 kanals which will increase the bed capacity by 400.
Location: Shara-I-Fatima Jinnah،، Queen’s Road, Jubilee Town, Lahore, Punjab 54000
Contact Number: (042) 99200572
Mayo Hospital is the oldest and largest hospital in Lahore which started operation back in the late 19th century. The foundations were laid in 1870 but started operations in 1871 and it’s considered one of the largest hospitals in South East Asia.
On 14th August 1947, the total bed capacity of the hospital was 300 but today it has risen to 2399 beds serving patients from not only Lahore but also other parts of Pakistan. Named after the Earl of Mayo, the then Viceroy and Governor-General of India, May hospital is located near Mall Road Lahore on a total area of 54.6 acres of land.
Some of the facilities available in Mayo Hospital are:
- Central ICU with Central Oxygen (O2) & Suction System
- Standard CCU Facilities
- Angiography, Angioplasty, Cardiac Bypass, Heart Valves Replacement and all sorts of Cardiac Operations and procedures
- Radio Isotope Cardiology / Echocardiography / ETT
- Spiral CT, Color Doppler and Ultrasonography on latest machines
- Latest Physiotherapy Equipment, Rehabilitation Center and Orthopaedic Workshop
- EMG, EEG and all kind of sophisticated Neuro-surgical operations
- Operations of Plastic Surgery and cosmetology
Location: Hospital Rd, Anarkali Bazaar Lahore, Punjab 54000
Contact Number: (042) 99211129
Semi-Government Hospitals In Lahore
While there are many government and private hospitals working day and night, there are some semi-government hospitals too working for humanity’s wellbeing. The two most recognized semi-government hospitals in Lahore are
- Gulab Devi Hospital
- Shaikh Zayed Hospital.
Shaikh Zayed Hospital
Shaikh Zayed hospital is famous not only for its facilities but also for the hygiene and professionalism of doctors and trained staff. The hospital has a Liver and kidney transplant department along with urology and gynaecology departments.
Gulab Devi Hospital
Gulab Devi is also a tertiary chest care hospital located on Ferozepur Road Lahore. The hospital has a bed capacity of 1500 and a cardia wing that started its operations in 1984. The hospital has affiliations with Fatima Jinnah Medical College as a teaching hospital and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. It has six different departments of cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, dental, gynaecology and hepatology.
Now we’ll wrap up our piece on government hospitals in Lahore. If you’re mulling buying property near a healthcare facility and wondering if it’s the right choice for you, read our blog on the advantages and disadvantages of living near a hospital.
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