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By Dr. PB Khokhar
May 21 - Jun 03, 2001

One is amazed to find a beautifully designed and elegantly constructed Isra University Campus on Hala Road, some five kilometers from Hyderabad city center. The four most distinguishing buildings on the Campus are the Isra University Academic Block, the Isra University Hospital (IUH), the Isra University Welfare Hospital (IUWH) and the Jamia Mosque.

Isra University Hospital is one of modern hospitals that prides in integrating the most advanced facilities at general and subspecialty levels under one roof. It has well equipped clinics in internal medicine, neurology, nephrology, pulmonology, dermatology, cardiology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, and gynaecology & obstetrics. These are well supported by diagnostic Radiological & Ultra sonography equipments, pathology laboratory, pharmacy, optical shop, private, semi private ward and provides day-care surgery. The hospital has four operation theatres equipped with the state-of-the-art surgical and monitoring facilities and these are supported by a superb recovery room equipped with immediate postoperative pain relief services and central suction and oxygen delivery system for the comfort and safety of the patient.

Isra University Hospital offers special services in Ophthalmology through its Isra Institute of Ophthalmology. The institute houses the most advanced equipment which provides all services under one roof at general and subspecialty levels. The eye care services at subspecialist level cover anterior segment, cornea, refractive, vitreo-retinal, squint, orbit and occuloplastic surgeries and pediatrics ophthalmology.

The latest technique in refractive surgery LASIK was introduced for the first time in Pakistan by Isra Institute of Ophthalmology in 1998. By now hundreds of people have been benefited by getting rid of glasses and contact lenses. This Institute is recognized for postgraduate training by College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.

Gynecology and Obstetrics services are yet another special feature of Isra University Hospital. The most experienced and world renowned Gynecologist is supervising the department. Maternity suite is comprising of two labour rooms. One complete Operation Theatre exclusively for maternity cases is available where continuous monitoring, incubators and emergency resuscitation with latest equipment is done on routine basis. A well equipped Nursery unit is also part of this maternity suite. Painless Delivery Services with patient controlled analgesia or continuous epidural infusion for relief of pain throughout labour period is also available.

Endoscopic Surgery: Modern endoscopic surgery has been made available including laproscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, herniorraphy and other similar procedures.

The Isra University Hospital is dedicated to provide high quality healthcare services through Medical University teaching staff at affordable price. These services are provided on non profitable and non commercial grounds at less than 50% cost of its comparable private hospitals of Hyderabad or Karachi. The surgical procedures are done on fixed package basis which also include the post operative care and follow up for month.

Isra University Hospital has opened up a 150 bedded Isra University Welfare Hospital which is functioning as social welfare project providing all of above facilities on reduced rates for the poor and needy people. These unbelievable nominal charges are as low as Rs. 5/= for the consultation slip and Rs. 15/= bed charges per day. Medicare is provided by the same university teaching faculty and same operation theatre services are provided. Special packages are offered which also includes medicines. Good example of some of these packages is mentioned in the table given above. The patients who can not afford even these packages are helped out from Zakat Fund and Patient Welfare Fund.

ECG Rs. 50/- X-Ray Rs. 80/- Ultra sound Rs. 100/-
Delivery Rs. 1200/- SMR Rs. 3500 Tonsillectomy Rs. 3500
Appendectomy Rs. 3500 Haemorrhoids Rs. 3500 Vesical Calculus Rs. 3500
Hernia Rs. 3500 Cholecystectomy Rs. 6000 Intraocular Lense Rs. 3500