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The Indus Hospitals are a tertiary care multidisciplinary hospitals and healthcare system in Pakistan. It was started with construction starting from 2004 and opened its door for the patients in July 2007. It is located in the heart of Korangi, one of the densely populated areas in Karachi with a population of around 18 million. It is the first paperless hospital in the country; the hospital has an e-cardiology system.
The unique feature of the hospital is that it is privately run, but offers services completely free of charge. The idea of a ‘free public hospital’ was conceived by four medical students after they visited the 1987 Bohri Bazaar bomb blast site and experienced much frustration by the limited capacity of the nearby Civil Hospital Karachi’s emergency ward. “Their dream came true exactly 20 years later when the Indus Hospital was established in 2007.”