(L-R) Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Hakim Ali Khan (Director AKUH), Mir Aman Hunzai (last) and others
by Asghar Khan
Gilgit: The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi (AKUH) opened its first laboratory and specimen collection center of the region in Col. Hassan Market of Gilgit city. Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Chief Executive of NALA, was the chief guest of the opening ceremony.
The extensive laboratory network, currently with 207 laboratory specimen collection units, provides accessibility to high-quality laboratory services for the people in different cities of Pakistan and, now, in Gilgit – Baltistan.
The step will make it convenient for physicians and their patients to benefit from the world class testing facilities offered by the Asia’s leading university hospital.
This initiative in the mountainous region opens a new chapter in provision of health services for the regions’ human beings. The step is being highly praised by all public circles.