SHAUKAT OMAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (FAUJI FOUNDATION), KARACHI
The Hospital was founded by Dr. Qudsia Shaukat Omer, in an area that is now known as Shah Faisal Colony, then a part of the urban outskirts typical of an expanding Karachi. She started with 20-beds, a small laboratory and an X-ray machine in 1960 and named it Shaukat Omar Memorial Hospital in the memory of her late husband. In March 1979 Dr. Qudsia donated the hospital to Fauji Foundation.
Today SOMH (FF) Karachi is a 195-bed facility spread over an area of 4 acres. The hospital provides health care facilities in the field of Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Radiology, Pathology and Physiotherapy.
On the average, about 899 indoor and 13,240 outdoor Beneficiary patients use the facility every month. During the year 2011-12, 3,047 Indoor and 158,881 outdoor patients were treated. Since inception, approximately 3.37 million patients have been treated at this hospital.
The upgradation programme started in 2005 was completed in 2007 at a cost of over Rs. 31.66 million. The departments of Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics/Neo-natal care and Physiotherapy were raised and the bed strength increased from 150 to 195.