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Nishtar Hospital is a teaching hospital of Nishtar Medical University, located in Multan, Pakistan. It is a tertiary care hospital, serving a large population of South Punjab, adjoining areas of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

Nishtar Hospital Multan
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Nishtar Medical University & Hospital
Geography
LocationNishtar Road, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Organisation
Care systemTertiary care
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityNishtar Medical University[1]
Services
Beds1800
History
FoundedOctober 1, 1953
Links
WebsiteOfficial Website
ListsHospitals in Pakistan

HistoryEdit

It is named after Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar, a Pakistan Movement activist, celebrated companion of Father of Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah and then Governor of Punjab, Pakistan.

The construction of the Nishtar Hospital block started in 1953. The basic idea and its plan was provided by Dr. M. J. Bhutta. It started functioning with 80 beds on October 1, 1953.[2] Hospital's total bed capacity currently stands at 1,800, which is one of the largest in the country. Hospital now has 24 departments and divisions, over 31 wards, a burn unit, an outpatient and Accident & Emergency Department, in addition to 15 operation theaters. Currently Dr. Shahid Bukhari is the Medical Superintendent of the hospital.

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