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Registered as a charitable trust, the Prince Aly Khan
Hospital is part of the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS). Established
in 1945, the Hospital is a 137-bed acute care, multi-speciality
facility offering quality health care. The hospital has a contemporary
ambience and comfortable patient accommodation, which, together
with its emphasis on quality and safety, has earned itself the
coveted ISO certification.
The Prince Aly Khan Hospital is equipped with a three-room operation theatre
complex, an intensive care unit, an intensive cardiac care unit, a neonatal ICU,
a renal dialysis unit and state of the art facilities in every department.
Over 125,000 outpatients are seen every year. Of these, 35,000 patients are seen
by the Hospital’s consultants on a non-fee paying basis.
In 2001, the Hospital was awarded the ISO 9002 (International
Standardisation Organisation) certificate - perhaps the only one
in Mumbai and Maharashtra to have such certification. This certification
is awarded only when a hospital’s clinical, diagnostic,
administrative and support services conform to the ISO standards.
Originally known as the Ismailia General Hospital, the Prince
Aly Khan Hospital began as a small, 16-bed facility in a rented
flat at Dongri, Bombay, on 30 June 1945. The Hospital currently
stands on the Aga Hall Estate, grounds donated by Prince Aly Khan,
after whom the Hospital is named. Prince Aly Khan performed the
foundation laying ceremony on 17 January 1955.
In 1958, the Hospital’s services were made available to
the public. Since 1976, it has been professionally managed. The
Hospital has grown in recent years, expanding its services and
upgrading its facilities in response to the growing demand for
its services. Today it serves a wide cross-section of the Mumbai
Aga Khan Health Services
The Hospital and primary medical centres are part of the Aga Khan
health Services, which is one of the most comprehensive private
not-for-profit health care systems in the developing world. It
includes 325 health centres, dispensaries, hospitals, diagnostic
centres and community health outlets. Building on the Ismaili
Community's health care efforts in the first half of the 20th
century, AKHS now provides primary health care and curative medical
care in India, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, and Syria. It includes
five general hospitals, seven maternity homes/hospitals and 187
out more on Aga Khan Health Services, India
From its base in Mumbai, the Community Health Division operates
through a team of almost 1500 volunteers and 150 staff. Six Regional
Health Boards and 32 Local Health Boards are responsible for programme
implementation. The Local Health Boards manage preventive and
promotive health services through outreach activities, which are
delivered and implemented by lady health visitors and multi-purpose
workers. There are a total of 281 health committees involved in
health promotion and prevention which field staff visit regularly.
There are 18 health centres, and two diagnostic centres. These
facilities are located mainly in Gujarat.
The Community Health Division seeks to achieve its objectives
by improving the health behaviour in relation to hygiene, use
of oral rehydration, immunisation, maternal care, risk factors
for preventable non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis, information
and services for child spacing. In each region a systems approach
with a three-tier service is being adopted, integrating primary
care (promotive, preventive, and basic curative), developing facilities
for diagnostic and emergency care, and a referral mechanism for
Healthcare Activities of the Aga Khan Development Network
AKHS activities are conducted in concert with other health-related
activities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The overall
aim is to raise the health status of people in India and elsewhere
in the developing world. Emphasis, in current projects, is on
strengthening health systems development.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) works with a variety of grantees,
including AKHS, to improve the health of vulnerable population
groups, especially mothers and children, and promote health services
development on the national and regional levels.
The AKDN aims to assist countries in the building of effective,
sustainable health systems linking different kinds of services
and levels of care. For more information, please visit the AKDN