Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
The establishment of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad heralds a bright new era for the citizens of Pakistan. Since its opening in 1985, PIMS has been expanding its services and equipment to meet the growing healthcare needs of the community. The objectives of PIMS are to provide a tertiary level of care and to serve as a referral hospital to conduct teaching/ training of doctors and other health workers at various levels in the field of medicine and surgery.
Islamabad Hospital (IH) is the major component of PIMS. It is a 592-bed hospital, and it has 22 medical and surgical specialties. The main objective of IH is to provide medical facilities to the community of Rawalpindi/Islamabad as a National Referral Hospital for Northern areas Azad Jammu and Kashmir NWFP and Northern area of Punjab. Also, Children’s Hospital is an important component of PIMS. It caters to the need of primary health care for the whole area through preventive and curative approaches. It serves as a focal point for training of paramedics and other health workers. It is the heart of the national medical facility modernization program which meets the growing needs for prevention of diseases and other children’s. It is also a tertiary care referral hospital. The Mother & Child Healthcare Center targets direct training of health personnel. The establishment of the Quaid-e-Azam Postgraduate Medical College is a milestone for the PIMS. It will help in meeting the deficiency of specialist doctors in the country. The objective of college of Medical Technology is to train health workers in a properly equipped and adequately staffed residential institution. PIMS imparts training to overcome the dearth of technicians in various disciplines and specialties of paramedics in medical professional in Pakistan.
Links to the health workforce crisis
PIMS is a south-north cooperation program between two teaching hospitals of Pakistan & France, building a positive professional environment and developing career opportunities for Pakistani doctors in the field of Critical Care Medicine
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