This multi-purpose medical facility was Lahore’s first private hospital. The idea originated by desire from foreign-qualified doctors to provide high quality care to patients in Pakistan.
The need arose from a personal encounter of the owners of Akram Medical Complex with the standard of intensive care in a government hospital. When Prof. Javed Akram took his father to Mayo Hospital while he was suffering from hepatic encephalopathy, he was struck by how poor the critical care facilities at government centers were. That’s when he vowed to set up a center where intensive medical care would be provided to patients, and all investigations and consultations would be provided under one roof. This promise was fulfilled in 1989 when AMC opened its doors to the public.
Since then, Akram Medical Complex has lived up to its promise of being a center of excellence in providing health care. Under one roof the center offers services as varied as renal transplants, bypass surgeries, laser therapies, CT scans and ESMR treatment. The hospital even includes a cafeteria and a nursing hostel.
The public responded with glee at the idea of a center where all services were provided under one roof. Crowds visited AMC for everything from mere consultations to surgeries, deliveries and OPD procedures. Soon the center became a focus point for consultants coming from abroad who were looking for a forum where they could offer their services. Teaching sessions and periodic lectures also became a regular feature at the hospital. AMC led to a mushrooming of similar centers all over the city, making it a definite trendsetter in this respect.