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Bahawal Victoria Hospital (Urdu: بہاول وکٹوریہ سپتال‎, abbreviated as BVH) is located in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, started functioning as a Civil Hospital with an outdoor department and a dispensary and an operating theatre in 1876. In 1906 this health unit was named Bahawal Victoria Hospital[1]. Now it is a hub of clinical expertise both in specialties as well as in sub-specialties with a multitude of patients visiting the hospital. In 1952, a benevolent extension of Nursing School was brought about with an anticipation to render rash and prompt basic health amenities. Classes leading to L.S.M.F were also started in 1956[2][3][4][5]. Its nexus with Quaid e Azam Medical College (QAMC) in 1970 has transformed it into one of the largest tertiary care facilities in the province of Punjab.

Bahawal Victoria Hospital
بہاول وکٹوریہ سپتال
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Geography
LocationBahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates29°23′22″N 71°40′51″E / 29.38944°N 71.68083°E / 29.38944; 71.68083Coordinates: 29°23′22″N 71°40′51″E / 29.38944°N 71.68083°E / 29.38944; 71.68083
Organisation
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityQuaid e Azam Medical College
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Links
ListsHospitals in Pakistan

It is now a 1,600-bedded, fully equipped, tertiary-care hospital with all medical and surgical specialities, serving large number of patients in the South Punjab[6]. It is facilitating undergraduate medical students of QAMC, nursing students of allied nursing school, paramedics and a large number of post-graduate trainees.[7]

Units/DepartmentsEdit

1. Department of Medicine (consists of 4 wards/units)
2. Department of Surgery (consists of 4 wards/units)
3. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (consists of 2 wards/units)
4. Department of Paediatrics (consists of 2 wards/units)
5. Department of Allied Medicine (consists of one unit of each of Cardiology/CCU, Nephrology/Dialysis, Pulmonology/Chest Diseases, Dermatology and Psychiatry/Behavioural Sciences)
6. Department of Allied Surgery (consists of two units of each of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology; and one unit of each of Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Neurosurgery, Accidents and Emergency Department and Paediatric Surgery)
7. Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
8. Department of Pathology/Medical Laboratory Sciences (consists of Histopathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Chemical Pathology, Molecular Biology/PCR and Endocrinology sections)
9. Department of Physiotherapy
10. Department of Public Health/Community Medicine

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gill, Majeed (2006-07-08). "BVH centenary slips unnoticed". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  2. ^ Chaudhry, Ammar (2009-08-08), Bahawal Victoria Hospital, retrieved 2019-06-23
  3. ^ "Bahawal Victoria Hospital".
  4. ^ "QAMC - Quaid e Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur". Dr. Najeeb Lectures. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  5. ^ Tribune.com.pk (2017-11-04). "Bahawal Victoria Hospital is a 'royal mess'". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  6. ^ Atif, Muhammad; Azeem, Muhammad; Sarwar, Muhammad Rehan; Shahid, Samia; Javaid, Sidra; Ikram, Huria; Baig, Uzma; Scahill, Shane (2016-11-08). "WHO/INRUD prescribing indicators and prescribing trends of antibiotics in the Accident and Emergency Department of Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Pakistan". SpringerPlus. 5 (1): 1928. doi:10.1186/s40064-016-3615-1. ISSN 2193-1801. PMC 5099312. PMID 27933228.
  7. ^ Bahawalpur: Area and Population, Official Bahawalpur Government Website, archived from the original on 2010-11-09, retrieved 2010-10-27

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