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.
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 :
In recent years, the hospital facilities have undergone gradual improvement, with plan for further expansion and enhancements in range and quality of services provided
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:
During 2017-18, details of the patients who benefited from Zakat/charity funds is as follows:
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.
In recent years, the hospital acquired new equipment or upgraded certain facilities with the help of donors including donations from Hyderabad Foundation as follows:
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.
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.
HFUSA seeks donations from its members to support a number of programs at Osmania Hospital.
The hospital also needs to upgrade a number of its facilities. Following funds are needed for immediate upgrading projects
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