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Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College
Location Karachi, Pakistan
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Standards ISO 9001:2000
Beds 700
Founded 1958
Website http://www.lnh.edu.pk/
Lists Hospitals in Pakistan

The Liaquat National Hospital (LNH), is located at Stadium Road, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The hospital was established on October 16, 1958.


Soon after Independence the Red Cross Fete Committee, which was chaired by Syed Wajid Ali, raised about PKR 800,000 through Meena Bazaars organized under the guidance of Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan. At a meeting chaired by Begum Rana Liaquat Ali Khan, the committee decided to establish a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan under the name "The National Hospital". His Excellency Mr. Ghulam Muhammad, the Governor General of Pakistan, laid the foundation stone of the hospital on February 23, 1953.

In memory of Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan who was assassinated in 1951, the National Hospital was renamed as Liaquat National Hospital.

Syed Wajid Ali was selected as the president of a committee of citizens, philanthropists, technocrats and government functionaries in November 5, 1958, and has remained so to date.

In 1978, the institute entered into the field of education. Today, it plays a role as a leading postgraduate medical centre having school of nursing, a school of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, College of Medical Laboratory Technology, and offers technical courses in a spectrum of services.

Now, the hospital has 700 beds with 32 specialty services, providing diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. The hospital has a residency training program, representing a majority of the existing disciplines, recognised for fellowship by the CPSP, including disciplines which are also recognised by the Royal Colleges in the UK.

The hospital has MRI machines, pathology laboratory facilities, additional Executive II and III Wards, CCU, MICU, dialysis machines and ventilators. An operation theatre, intensive care unit. and transplant unit complex are under construction.


Clinical Departments[edit]

  • Medical & Allied
    • Cardiology
    • Chest Medicine
    • Dermatology
    • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Paediatric Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Rheumatology
  • Surgical & Allied
    • Accident and Emergency
    • Anesthesia & Clinical Care
    • Breast Diseases
    • Cardio Thoracic Surgery
    • Dentistry & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • E.N.T Head & Neck Surgery
    • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
    • General Surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Pediatrics Surgery
    • Spinal & Neuro Surgery
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
  • Diagnostics
    • Biochemistry
    • Haematology & Blood Bank
    • Histopathology
    • Laboratory Collection Center
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Pathology
    • Radiology
  • Other Clinical Departments
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical Therapy & Rehab

Basic Sciences[edit]

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Pathology & Microbiology
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Other Services[edit]

  • Academic Council
  • Health Information Management Services
  • Nutrition & Food Services
  • Medical Education
  • Social Services Department


  • Baby Day Care Centre
  • Home health Services
  • Library
  • Rehablitation
  • Research & Skills Development Centre


Medical College[edit]

School of Diagnostic Lab Sciences[edit]

College of Nursing[edit]

School of Physiotherapy[edit]

PG Training Courses Program[edit]


  • 23 February 1953, the foundation stone of Liaquat National Hospital was laid by Mr. Ghulam Mohammad, Governor General of Pakistan.
  • 16 October 1958 Governor General Sikander Mirza formally inaugurated Liaquat National Hospital.
  • November 1958 Syed Wajid Ali was selected as the President of the constituted committee of eminent citizens, philanthropists, technocrats and government functionaries.
  • In 1958 the hospital started to function with four out-patient services and 50 beds for the in-patients. The hospital had:
    • Reception
    • Special Wards I & II
    • Operation Theatres
    • Staff Quarters
    • X-Ray Neurosurgery Ward
    • Doctors Hostel
    • Kitchen
    • Central Stores (half portion)
  • 1959, Endoscopies Urology service pioneered by Liaquat National Hospital. The first UR (P) done at LNH by Dr. Hussaini.
  • 1962, Nephrology Ward foundation stone was laid.
  • 1973, Doctors hostel was constructed.
  • 1977, Fluoroscopy machine was installed.
  • 1978, Liaquat National Hospital enters the field of education.
  • 1981, Gastroenterology Ward and Gynaecology Ward were constructed.
  • 1982 - 83, Special Ward III and IV were constructed.
  • 1984, Liaquat National Hospital acquires a CT scanner.
  • 1985 - 86, CCU, mosque and courtyard were constructed.
  • 1986, Children Ward was constructed.
  • 1987, Old Neuro & Orthopedic Ward was constructed.
  • 1990, Started first MRI in Pakistan Central Stores was constructed.
  • 1991, Arthroscopic orthopedic procedure performed.
  • 1992, Chest Ward was constructed.
  • 1993, First Laparoscopic Choleosystectomy at Liaquat National Hospital.
  • 1994, Liaquat National Hospital Library constructed.
  • 1995, New medical and surgical wings were constructed.
  • 1995, First Symposium was held at Liaquat National Hospital and the Academic Council was established for medical education at Liaquat National Hospital.
  • 1996, Liaquat National Hospital started CME programs, acquired 1.5 tesla MRI installed and established nuclear medicine unit with gamma camera.
  • 1997, Surgical Day Care Unit constructed.
  • 1997, Skills Lab was established.
  • 1997, 2nd Symposium held.
  • 1998, Executive Wards constructed.
  • 1998, PMR building was constructed.
  • 1999, Construction of generator room.
  • 1999, Bone densitometer acquired.
  • 2000, Auditorium with four lecture halls constructed.
  • 2000, Emergency Ward shifted to new spacious A&E Department.
  • 2000, New Nurses Hostel Block constructed.
  • 2000, OPD block was constructed.
  • 2000, 3 year BSc. Physiotherapy course upgraded to 4 years BS Physiotherapy program
  • 2002, Expansion of Cardiology Ward with new CCU.
  • 2002, Private - I Ward was constructed.
  • 2002, MRI and multislice CT scanner with high speed were introduced.
  • 2002, Four colour Doppler was installed.
  • 2002, Art colour Doppler "Aplio" from Toshiba that includes 3D imaging was installed.
  • 2003, Stealth station mapping system for brain and spinal procedures was installed.
  • 2005, 2 Years MSc. Physiotherapy(Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation) started

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°54′N 67°04′E / 24.900°N 67.067°E / 24.900; 67.067

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212 news items

Daily Pakistan

Daily Pakistan
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:26:15 -0700

KARACHI (Staff Report) – Family members of two women, who were brought to the Liaquat National Hospital for child birth but died during the treatment, have expressed outrage and disappointment on social media at the treatment of the patients that led ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:35:15 -0700

However, Mansoor insisted that he wished to be treated at Ziauddin Hospital in North Nazimabad or at Liaquat National Hospital as the doctors there had his medical record. Afterwards, the suspect's counsel, Advocate Muhammad Jiwani, pleaded the judge ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:57:09 -0700

The recent death of a patient at Liaquat National Hospital (LNH) has created fear among doctors. The lack of a neutral investigating body has also forced upset patients and their relatives to resort to social media to highlight their grievances. On ...

Daily Times

Daily Times
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:11:15 -0700

... 1219 people died of heatstroke across the city so far, out of which 364 lost life in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, 333 in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation run hospitals, 177 in Civil Hospital Karachi, 75 in Liaquat National Hospital, 53 in ...
The Nation
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:52:30 -0700

KARACHI - Despite uncountable death cases reported due to negligence of doctors from various public and private sector hospitals, another maltreated case of Gynecology has been reported from Liaquat National Hospital Karachi (LNH). A gynecologist – Dr ...


Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:21:22 -0700

In Liaquat National Hospital, 12 people were brought dead while 10 died during treatment. The Indus Hospital confirmed 20 deaths. Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar said the government had declared a medical emergency in hospitals and asked ...
The Express Tribune
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 14:47:21 -0700

The medical college that was established in August 2006 held the ceremony at Liaquat National Hospital's convention centre where graduating students, dressed in royal blue convocation regalia, marched in along with the faculty members. “A 100 per cent ...
The News International
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:33:45 -0700

Anjum Rizvi, a spokesperson for the Liaquat National Hospital, said during the last three days, over a 100 patients had been brought to their facility, of which 12 were already dead at the time of arrival while 10 died during treatment. He said the LNH ...

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