Aga Khan University, chartered in 1983 as Pakistan's first private international university, is committed to the provision of education, research and health care of international standard relevant to Pakistan and the region. The affiliated Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has well-equipped investigative services and provides state-of-the-art clinical facilities. AKUH is the first hospital in Pakistan to be awarded the prestigious Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) for practicing the highest internationally-recognized healthcare standards.
The Department of Anaesthesiology provides anaesthetic management for all procedures on a 24-hour basis, including emergency care. Pre-operative anaesthesia assessment is accomplished through the outpatient Anaesthesia Clinic and on-call in-patient consultations. The Department offers special expertise in Paediatric, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgical, Vascular and Anaesthesia for Surgical Day Cases. The Department also provides continuing critical care services through the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In addition, Department of Anaesthesia runs acute and chronic pain services.