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Event - 1976-03-17

Wednesday, 1976, March 17

The foundation stone for the Karimabad Maternity Home was laid by His Royal Highness The Aga Khan on March 17, 1976. Its inauguration on 24th March, is another achievement in His Highness's endeavour to meet 'the ever increasing demands from people of all faiths and origins for the highest standards of medical attention and patient care.'

Established in 1979, the Aga Khan Hospital for Women, Karimabad (formerly known as the Aga Khan Maternity Home, Karimabad) is a 41-bed maternity facility offering quality health care. In 1996, the Hospital was recognised by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as a "Baby Friendly" Hospital and re-certified in 2001.

Located on the premises, the Aga Khan Diagnostic and Day Surgery Centre, Karimabad complements the hospital with easily accessible diagnostic and surgical services. They are part of the Aga Khan Health Services international referral system, with links to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.

In 2004, the Hospital was awarded the ISO 9001: 2000 (International Standardisation Organisation) certificate. This certification is awarded only when a hospital's clinical, diagnostic, administrative and support services conform to the ISO standards.

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

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