Punjab is the second largest province of Pakistan by land area. With 53% of the total population (110 million people) residing in Punjab, the province faces a significant burden of infectious diseases, accounting for over half of all tuberculosis cases in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s population is on the rise with one of the highest birth rates of 22 births per 1,000 people. Therefore, public-private partnerships are increasingly required to cope with the burgeoning health demands. Indus Hospital & Health Network has been working with the Punjab Government to help serve the region and make universal healthcare a reality.
With the assistance and funding provided through partnering with the Punjab Government, IHHN has expanded its network throughout the province and has made significant steps toward achieving its goal of providing quality and free healthcare to all.
The Regional Blood Center – Bahawalpur is connected with the 1,500-bed Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital Blood bank; Jubilee Mother & Child Hospital; and Civil Hospital, Bahawalpur.
IHHN managed five government Tehsil headquarters hospitals in Lahore from 2015 to 2023 using its Public Private Partnership – Capacity Enhancement Program. The IHHN and Government of Punjab public-private partnership started with taking over of management and operations at Tehsil headquarter hospital, Bedian Road, which is a 60-bed mother & child hospital that now also houses a Physical Rehabilitation Center.
The remaining four hospitals, situated in Kahna Nau, Sabzazar, Manawan, and Raiwind, are robust 100-bed multidisciplinary secondary care facilities. Each of these hospitals underwent significant enhancements to establish and sustain dedicated Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency, and Day Care services, complemented by Laboratory and Radiology services. Notably, a centralized laboratory facility was introduced at the Sabzazar Campus.
IHHN ran these campuses employing a methodical and purpose-driven strategy, which ensures quality performance, time-efficient management, monitoring system, impact, and transparency as measures to install structured and sustainable systems.
Our capacity enhancement program focuses on training the faculty in new life and technical skills and an effective time-management system. The IHHN growth and performance model is replicable, and IHHN is determined that these hospitals will continue to offer quality and free healthcare to their community.
IHHN successfully treated nearly 8.8 million patients at these five hospitals.Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Bedian Road Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Kahna Nau Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Sabzazar Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Raiwind Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Manawan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital is a 400-bed hospital with tertiary healthcare facilities and a physical rehabilitation program. At present, RTEH has an old campus, a mother and child hospital, and a new campus where Medical and Surgical Allied services are available.
RTEH was designated as a major referral center for COVID-19 in South Punjab with a mutual understanding of IHHN and the Government of Punjab. It also has a residency program in all major clinical specialties accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.
Multan Institute of Kidney Diseases is a 150-bed ‘single specialty’ hospital, that deals with both medical and surgical aspects of kidney diseases. It houses all treatment modalities of Nephrology and Urology. MIKD has inpatient, outpatient, Emergency, and Day Care services and clinical departments.
IHHN is also running the Regional Blood Center – Multan which provides services to the Multan Institute of Kidney Diseases; the 1,500-bed Nishter Hospital Blood Bank; Children Hospital, Multan; and other hospital blood banks associated with IHHN, including Recep Teyyip Erdogan Hospital in Rahimyar Khan, Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Bedian Road, and Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Sabzazar.