Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi (Hospital)

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The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (J.P.M.C., a.k.a. Jinnah Hospital) is located at Rafique Shaheed Road in Karachi Cantonment area of Karachi  Sindh   Pakistan.

The JPMC is a public hospital established in 1959. The original hospital operated in a building that was an army barracks [1] Army barracks   constructed in 1865, and moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in 1959.
  • Details
  • Location:


  • Decimal:

    24.85, 67.05

  • UTM:

    42R 302963 2749748

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  • Hours:

    Open today · Open 24 hours

  • Phone:

    (021) 99201300

  • Address:

    Rafiqi H J Rd, Karachi

  • Mr. Mohiuddin:


  • Mr. Muhamamd Akhter Anwer:

    Deputy Director

  • Prof. Sughra Perveen:

    Coordinator Surgical Faculty

  • Prof. Syed Masroor Ahmed:

    Coordinator Medical Faculty

  • Prof. Nadeem Ahmed Rizvi:

    Chairman Postgraduate/House officers/Trainee Resident Medical Officers Distribution Committee

  • Dr. Shereen Rehman Bhutta:

    Dean & Prof. of Gynaecology & Obstetrics

  • Dr. Seemin Jamali:

    Executive Director

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  • Organisation
  • Founded :


  • Care System:


  • General Nursing & Midwifery Training Course:

    3 Years

  • Post RN B.Sc. Nursing Degree Programme:

    2 years

  • M.Sc. Degree Programme:

    2 years

  • Diploma in Psychiatry Health Nursing:

    1 Year

  • Diploma in Renal Nursing:

    1 Year

  • Diploma in Critical Care Nursing:

    1 Year

  • Diploma in Emergency & Disaster Management Nursing:

    1 Year

  • Hospital Type:

    Genearal Hospital

JPMC History

Patients on Monday wait in vain at the medical out-patient department of the Jinnah
Patients on Monday wait in vain at the medical out-patient department of the Jinnah

The Journey of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre JPMC

The journey of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) started in 1930 in Medical Corps Hospital, mmeant for medical aid to military personnel exclusively. In 1942 it was re-named as the British General Hospital and remained as such till 1947; a 100 bedded hospital with all basic necessarjpy facilities.After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the father of the nation,        Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was requested to grant approval to lend his name to the hospital, which he graciously accorded, with the condition that it be opened for the public. Thus the Medical Corps Hospital/British General Hospital was named as Jinnah Central Hospital (JCH).[2] History JPMC  

Attachment of JPMC with Dow Medical College

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi
In 1952, Dow Medical College (DMC) was attached with JCH. In August 1954 the National Assembly of Pakistan authorized the Basic Medical Sciences Institute (BMSI), as basic sciences education was deemed crucial to establishing a centre for higher medical education. After its initial establishment at DMC, Karachi, the Government of Pakistan changed the site for the development of BMSI to a building situated at the site of JCH. The Indiana University with its staff embarked on the establishment of BMSI, headed by Dr. Paul A. Nicoll, Prof. of Physiology who deserves major credit for accomplishment of this assignment. He was ably assisted by Dr. Osgood D Priddle, Prof. of Pharmacology and Dr. Rolla N. Harger, Prof. of Biochemistry. The BMSI with six departments and laboratories, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology, was thus established as the most updated medical institution of its time. The official opening ceremony was held on 11th April, 1959. Speakers on this occasion were the President of Pakistan, General Muhammad Ayub Khan, President of Indiana University, Dr. Harman B. Wells and Director General Health, Col. M. Jaffer [3] History of  JPMC  

The Opening Ceremony

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Karachi
The opening ceremony was a grand affair. The first class of students was inducted on 1st June, 1959. In 1963, the amalgamation of BMSI and all units of JCH led to the creation of JPMC with the combined administration headed by a Director. JPMC, thus established, comprised of a cluster of buildings spread over 148 acres. The prime purpose of this institution, in addition to treating patients, became higher medical education, training and research. Thereafter, with the passage of time, more buildings were constructed to cater to the growing needs of various evolving specialties. It can now proudly claim to be the biggest and the best equipped public sector hospital in Pakistan, employing highly qualified staff in numerous specialties, ready to render quality health care services to the ailing. In the process, JPMC also imparts high quality training to medical graduates, nurses and technicians and undertakes meaningful research in clinical and basic medical sciences.

Mission statement

Doctor check the patinet in Jinnah postgraduate medical center
Doctor check the patinet in Jinnah postgraduate medical center

JPMC declares its mission to

  • Improve education and healthcare in Pakistan by imparting quality education and care.
  • Promotion of research and generation of knowledge and skill development.
  • Provide quality healthcare to all irrespective of ability to pay.
  • Explore avenues for resource generation.
  • S.No      Name             Designation            Contact[4] Missiion statement
  1. Dr. Seemi Jamali Executive Director 99201360, 99201300 Ext. 2400
  2.  Mst. Afshan Nazly Principal College of Nursing 99203125, 992201300 Ext. 2367
  3.  Dr. Badar Jehan Deputy Director (Medical). 99202359, 992201300 Ext. 2256
  4.  Mr. M. Akhter Anwer Deputy Director (MRSS, E&T) 99203093, 99201300 EXT 2202
  5.  Ch. Muhammad Akram Deputy Director (General) 99203086, 99201300 ext 2415
  6.  Dr. Javed Akhtar Jamali Deputy Director (Admn.) 99202359, 99201300 ext 229
  7.  Dr. Muhammad Suleman Deputy Director (OT) 99201300 ext 2603
  8.  Dr. Sikandar Hayat Deputy Director (Security) 99201300 ext 2888
  9.  Dr. Zamir Hussain Baloch Deputy Director (D&M) 992203097, 992201300 Ext. 2214
  10.  Dr. Yahya Khan Tunio Deputy Director(Works & P&D) 992203081, 992201300 Ext. 2403
  11.  Mrs. Shahnawaz Fazal Chief Nursing Superintendant 99203236 ,99201300 ext 2369
  12.  Mr. Riaz Baig Chughtai Principal College of Physiotherapy 99203096 ext 2612
  13.  Mr. M. Raiz Bhatti Principal School of Paramedics 99201300 ext 9
  14. 14 Mst. Violet Barkat Principal School of Nursing 99201300 ext 2648
  15. 15 Ms. Shaheen Kausar Nursing Superintendent 99201300 ext 2648
  16. 16 Mr. Rana Maher Din Accounts officer 99203388, 99201300 ext 2207
  17. 17 Mr. Dilbar Khan Assistant Director (R&M) 99201300 ext 2403
  18. 18 Mr. Shehzad Victor Administrative Officer 99201300 ext 2416
  19. 19 Mr. Riaz Gill Office Superintendant (Admn.) 99201300 ext 2629

Composition of JPMC

  • Basic Medical Sciences Institute (BMSI)[5] Composition of  JPMC  
  • Department of Accident & Emergency
  • Department of Medicine
  • Medical Unit I
  • Medical Unit II
  • Medical Unit III
  • Medical Unit IV / Medical ICU
  • Department of Thoracic Medicine
  • Department of Radiotherapy/Oncology
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Nephrology

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