OSMANIA HOSPITAL

Osmania Hospital is a charitable hospital established by Hyderabad Relief and Rehabilitation Trust in 1950 by Mir Laik Ali, the last Prime Minister of the State of Hyderabad, and with initial funding provided by the last Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan.

The hospital provides free healthcare services to deserving patients while providing affordable services to low and middle income patients. The hospital has highly qualified doctors and paramedical staff to provide quality healthcare services.

The Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees comprising doctors, technocrats, retired government officials, and persons from the industry and trade. All trustees work on purely honorary basis with no compensation.

Hospital Facilities
and Infrastructure

The hospital is built on 805 sq.yds of land and is located at the corner of Jamshed Road and Jail Road in Karachi. It has 5 storeys above the ground and a basement, a total of around 30,000 sq.ft. of covered area. The present building was reconstructed in 1996. The hospital has acquired additional adjacent land and is in the process of constructing an additional 15,000 sq.ft. of covered area. This will take the total space to 45,000 sq.ft.

Currently it has 70 beds. There are 2 general wards, a paeds ward, 10 private rooms, 5 semi-private rooms, 6 incubators in the Neonatal ICU, 4 bed ICU and 5 bed Emergency Room. With the new expansion, it is expected that the total number of beds will increase to over 200.

Medical facilities include 4 operation theaters, 2 labor rooms, X-Ray room, Ultrasound and Echocardiography, Laboratory and a pharmacy.

With a staff of 85 people, the hospital has specialists in the following fields :

  • OB/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Urology
  • ENT
  • Eye
  • Dental
  • Skin diseases
  • Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Radiology
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

  • In recent years, the hospital facilities have undergone gradual improvement, with plan for further expansion and enhancements in range and quality of services provided

    Beneficiaries of Zakat
    and Charity funds

    Thousands of patients avail the services of this hospital each year. The number of poor patients who benefited from Zakat/charity funds at Osmania Hospital in recent years is as follows:

    • ⦁ 2013-14 : 10.051 patients (Rs. 5,223,883 spent)
    • ⦁ 2014-15 : 20,957 patients (Rs. 10,364,598 spent)
    • ⦁ 2015-16 : 22,483 patients (Rs. 12,034,138 spent)
    • ⦁ 2016-17 : 23,040 patients (Rs. 14,907,200 spent)
    • ⦁ 2017-18 : 27,270 patients (Rs. 16,757,675 spent)
    • ⦁ 2018-19 : approx. 30,000 patients (Rs. 25,000,000 spent approx.)

    During 2017-18, details of the patients who benefited from Zakat/charity funds is as follows:

    • General OPD and Emergency treatment : 9,300
    • Consultant OPD : 3,850
    • Laboratory, X-ray, Ultrasound, Echo : 6,570
    • Deliveries : 650
    • Surgeries : 1,230
    • ICU / NICU : 1,870
    • Medicines : 3,800)

    Osmania Hospital conducts free Medical Camps at Aasra Hospital Gharo on 2nd Sunday of each month. In addition, free medical camps have been organized at Gadap, Bin Qasim, Landhi and Rohri Goth for patients who could not come in person to the hospital. Thousands of persons benefited from these camps. More medical camps are planned.

    The hospital has been arranging annual free Eye Camps on first Sunday of each month since 1998. More than 500 free cataract surgeries are done every year, and thousands of patients receive free consultation, medicines and eyeglasses.

    Osmania Hospital also conducts public health awareness programs to educate people on how to protect themselves from diseases through simple steps.

    Recent New Equipment
    and Facilities

    In recent years, the hospital acquired new equipment or upgraded certain facilities with the help of donors including donations from Hyderabad Foundation as follows:

    • Two new anesthesia machines were acquired
    • Urology department was established
    • Operation Theatre lights replaced
    • A new ultrasound machine was acquired
    • Alcon Laureate World Phaco emulsification system for eye surgeries (cataract, vitrectomy, refractive surgery) was acquired
    • Consultant clinics and waiting areas were renovated
    • The male ward was renovated and upgraded
    • Two additional Operation Theaters were added, making it a total of four (one for gyne surgeries, one for general surgeries, one for orthopedic surgeries and one for eye surgeries). Walls and floors of OTs were coated with epoxy to improve sterilization, and new air conditioners were added to the OTs per standards.
    • Microbiology department was added which has enabled wide range of cultures and sensitivity tests at low cost.
    • Hematology Analyzer and Microscope were replaced at the lab
    • The backup generator was replaced
    • Additional 140 sq.yds adjacent land has been procured for expansion of the hospital facilities

    HOSPITAL EXPANSION
    PROJECT

    This is the first time that Osmania Hospital has made a move to expand the hospital facilities in a major way. They expect to be able to triple the capacity once the new facilities are constructed. The plan is to complete this project over the next couple of years. They have the seed funds for the design and initial work and will be reaching out to sponsors and donors to raise the money required for construction of a first-class facility.

    The number of Zakat deserving patients is increasing day by day with the growth in population and present capacity is inadequate to handle future requirements. Every year they cater to a larger number of patients who approach with the hope of free medical treatment from the Zakat Fund.

    The facilities needed will include addition of new departments, upgrading existing ones and increasing the number of beds. New departments are required due to non-availability of required medical facility at Osmania Hospital for treatment of certain types of diseases and conditions. In such cases, patients are currently being referred to other hospitals.

    After the acquisition of the adjacent land, the additional land area available is 280 sq yards where they are planning to construct a ground plus four-storey annex building plus a basement which will enable them to add following new departments and expand existing ones.

    • Dialysis Unit
    • Nursing School
    • Expansion of Emergency Department from five to twenty-five beds
    • Expansion of ICU from five to twenty-five beds
    • Expansion of Pediatrics Ward from six to twenty-five beds
    • Expansion of NICU from six to twenty-five incubators
    • Day Care Ward
    • Separate additional 25-bed Female Ward for general medicine and general surgery
    • Upgrading the Physiotherapy Department
    • Upgrading the Labour Room
    • OPG for Dental Department
    • Expansion of Laboratory
    • CT Scan & MRI Department
    • Parking Area in the basement
    • Solar Power Plant on the roof to reduce our energy cost
    • Elevators

    150 additional beds are planned to be made available for patients, taking the capacity to over 210 beds. The cost of construction alone is estimated at around one hundred and fifty million rupees.

    Support NEEDED

    HFUSA seeks donations from its members to support a number of programs at Osmania Hospital.

    • $4 for one pair of eyeglasses
    • $7 for one OT dressing
    • $11 for one patient stay for one day at the hospital
    • $17 for one baby stay at NICU for one day at the hospital
    • $55 for one cataract surgery
    • $90 for one normal delivery
    • $275 for one caesarian section delivery (LSCS)
    • $330 for one major complex surgery
    • $590 for one Free Medical Camp in rural areas

    The hospital also needs to upgrade a number of its facilities. Following funds are needed for immediate upgrading projects

    • $1,000,000 for constructing a new building on the adjacent land which will increase hospital space by around 15,000 sq.ft.
    • $21,000 for new portable X-Ray machine
    • $22,000 for new physiotherapy equipment
    • $25,000 for OPG for dental dept
    • $35,000 for microscope for eye surgeries
    • $42,000 to renovate the basement and move lab facilities there
    • $50,000 for set up of Haemodialysis Department
    • $50,000 to revamp the HVAC system
    • $55,000 to upgrade laboratory and equipment
    • $75,000 for C-Arm and other equipment for Orthopedic Department
    • $80,000 for solar power system to be installed on roof
    • $80,000 for IT hardware/software and communications
    • $90,000 to replace elevator which has lived its life
    • $110,000 to upgrade the laboratory and its equipment
    • $120,000 for dialysis equipment
    • $260,000 for constructing a new building on the adjacent land which will increase hospital space by around 15,000 sq.ft.

    We look forward to your generous donations. Please go to our Donate page to make your donations.

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