Aziz Fatimah Trust Hospital Faisalabad


 An Introduction

Aziz Fatimah Trust Hospital Faisalabad

Teaching Hospital affiliated with Aziz Fatimah Medical & Dental College

By Shaukat Ali Jawaid

FAISALABAD: The 350-Bed Aziz Fatimah Trust Hospital located in Gulistan Colony on Sheikhupura Road is the biggest private hospital in the industrial city of Faisalabad. Established in 1979, this healthcare facility is managed by Aziz Fatimah Trust set up by Sitara Group of Industries and it has expanded and improved the facilities being offered over the years tremendously.  Now it has been affiliated as a Teaching Hospital with Aziz Fatimah Medical and Dental College which has further improved the healthcare facilities being provided to the patients at a subsidized cost.

A quick visit to the Out Patients Department, Emergency, Executive Clinics and a few other sections of the hospital during my recent visit to Faisalabad was a fascinating experience. I had an opportunity to visit this hospital many years ago but now it has transformed into a State of the Art healthcare facility whose functioning remains praiseworthy and commendable. According to Brig. Khalid Saeed Siddiqui Medical Superintendent, it is now ISO certified hospital. Two private wards, Hospital Laboratory and Extension of Emergency was formally inaugurated by Provincial Minister Rana Sanaullah on October 19th 2015. After extension the Emergency has 16-beds which are fully equipped with central oxygen supply, Operation Theater, laboratory, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, CT scan and MRI. Mian Mohammad Idrees is the Managing Trustee of the project. Aziz Fatimah Hospital aims to provide best possible medical and nursing care within its available resources which is affordable for the patients.

The hospital offers treatment in almost all the disciplines of medicine by qualified and experienced staff and an effort is made to come up to the patients expectations. The Intensive Care Unit of the hospital is equipped with latest ventilators, invasive and non-invasive cardiac monitors with central monitoring facility, infusion pumps. Central Oxygen and Suction facilities. This is perhaps the first Intensive Care Unit in a private hospital in the city.

The High Dependency Unit (HDU) is a part of the ICU. It has provision for five beds. This facility has been specially staffed, equipped and provides services at comparatively low rates. HDU has round the clock access to intensive care services. Here haemodynamically unstable patients are provided treatment besides taking care of those patients who require post-operative care for intra operative complications.

Neonatal ICU: The hospital also has a purpose built Neonatal Intensive Care Unit providing specialized care to sick and premature neonates by trained nursing and consultant staff. It has facilities of ventilators, cardiac monitors, and phototherapy, Overhead Warmers and Neonatal Resuscitation Trolleys besides Portable X-Ray.

Accidents/Emergency and Trauma Center:  It provides free emergency service to the general population and the patients are not charged for the services provided. Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgeons, consultants in Medicine and Surgery are available round the clock being on Call. Patients requiring minor surgery are also managed here efficiently. Addition of the latest MRI 1.5 Tesla Toshiba offers more comfortable examination to the patients and minimizes their anxiety. It offers highest quality image ensuring accurate scan position. The department also has a CT scan to supplement the diagnostic facilities available at the hospital.

Dialysis Center: The hospital has also made available facilities for dialysis and this service is being provided by this healthcare facility for the last over ten years. Treatment is provided at a highly subsidized cost to the deserving and needy patients.

Laboratory Services: The hospital also boasts of having established a State of the Art Clinical Laboratory providing services at economical and affordable cost in the field of hematology, Biochemistry, Micro and Histopathology. In addition to the routine lab investigations,  it also offers facilities of  Complete Blood Count and Peripheral Film studies, Bone Marrow Studies, Hepatitis B, C and HIV,  Thyroid hormones, Fertility hormones and Cancer markers, Arterial Blood Gases, Culture and Sensitivity testing,  PCR testing and Genotype studies for HBV and HCV viruses, biopsy studies in addition to blood bank services.

Orthopaedic Surgery:  A wide range of orthopaedic surgical procedures are performed by the consultants. It includes Plating, Nailing, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Hand Surgery and Trauma cases.

Endoscopy:  This facility is also available for diagnosis and treatment of Gastrointestinal Tract diseases. Diagnostic and Therapeutic endoscopic procedures like Gastroscopy, Variceal band ligation and Biopsies are performed by experienced consultants.

Dermatology Clinic: It provides facilities including laser for the treatment of various skin diseases like Eczema, Acne, Fungal Infections, Scabies, Skin Warts, Melasma, Pyoderma, Atopic Dermatitis, Atopic Allergic disorders like Acute Urticaria and pregnancy related skin disorders.

The hospital is proud of having an excellent facility of Neurology and Neurosurgery Department. Facilities for CTD Carotid and Trans Cranial Doppler, EEG, EMG and Nerve Conduction studies are available. Other facilities available at the hospital include Obesity Clinic, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endocrine Clinic, just to name a few.  Apart from the general OPD, the hospital has also started an Executive Clinic in the evening where over a dozen consultants in different specialties are available for consultation. On the academic side, Clinic Pathological Conferences, workshops, seminars are organized from time to time aimed at building the professional capacity of the staff.

Aziz Fatima Medical College has been allowed to enroll one hundred students annually for the time being. Tough the administration has established all the basic sciences departments with four class rooms and an auditorium but it still faces shortage in certain departments and efforts are being made to recruit the faculty. Since the college was established only a few years ago, it is still undergoing expansion and improvements in facilities which are being planned to be added in different phases.

School of Midwifery: It was established in 1986. It enrolls twenty five studies who are provided free messing and accommodation facilities. Each student enrolled here gets monthly stipend as well throughout their training period.

Aziz Fatimah Institute of Paramedics: This was established in 2013. The students are trained under the supervision of consultants in various disciplines of medicine and Allied Health Professionals. They are trained to work in Emergency and Trauma Center, Operation Theatres,  Radiology Dept. Biochemical and Pathological Laboratory, Pharmacy, Dispensary, Dressing room, NICU, ICU and HDU. Dispenser’s course is for one year while Operation theatre Technicians and Radiology Technicians course is of two years duration.

Apart from this Hospital and Medical College Project, Sitara Group of Companies is also sponsoring Aziz Fatima Educational Complex, Sitara Institute of Management and Technology, Sitara Primary Health Care Project to fulfil its corporate social responsibilities.

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