Testing Facilities for Coronavirus in Pakistan

Testing Facilities for Coronavirus in Pakistan

Following the confirmation of coronavirus cases in Pakistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated test centers at hospitals across the country.

Previously, the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad was the only facility with the capacity to test coronavirus patients.

Here are the details of WHO designated COVID-19 test centers in Pakistan. All these test centers will share the data of coronavirus patients with NIH.

Sindh

  • Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center
  • Advanced Diagnostic Centre – Karachi
  • Aga Khan University Hospital – Karachi
  • Chughtai Lab, Karachi
  • Dow University of Health Sciences, Ojha – Karachi
  • Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital – Karachi
  • Ziauddin Hospital – Karachi
  • Indus Hospital – Karachi
  • PNS Shifa – Karachi
  • SIUT – Karachi
  • Drive-through testing facility – Karachi
  • Gambat institute of Medical Sciences – Khairpur
  • Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences – Hyderabad

Punjab

  • Provincial Public Health Reference Lab (PPHRL), PHSD
  • Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital – Lahore
  • Pakistan Kidney And Liver Institute – Lahore
  • Nishtar Hospital – Multan
  • Chughtai Testing Lab
  • National Institute of Health – Islamabad
  • Institute of Public Health – Lahore
  • Allied Hospital – Faisalabad
  • Civil Hospital – Bahawalpur

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    • Khyber Medical University – Peshawar
    • Hayatabad Medical Complex – Peshawar
    • Ayub Teaching Hospital – Abbottabad
    • Saidu Teaching Hospital – Swat
    • Mufti Mehmood Memorial Teaching Hospital – DI Khan
    • Rehman Medical Institute – Peshawar
    • North West General Hospital – Peshawar
    • Anwar lab – Peshawar

Balochistan

  • Fatima Jinnah Hospital – Quetta

Azad Jammu and Kashmir

  • Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences – Muzaffarabad
  • Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahayan Hospital (CMH) – Rawalakot
  • Divisional Headquarters Hospital – Mirpur

Gilgit Baltistan

  • All district hospitals in the area are equipped to collect samples which are then sent to a lab in Gilgit or Skardu for testing

Sample Collection Facilities

There are other medical facilities across the country that are collecting samples to facilitate citizens. These samples are sent to the main testing facilities listed above. These sample collection facilities are listed below:

Punjab

  • Services Hospital – Lahore
  • Nishtar Hospital – Multan
  • Benazir Hospital – Rawalpindi

AJK

  • Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan Hospital – Muzaffarabad
  • Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences – Muzaffarabad
  • Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan Hospital – Rawalakot
  • Divisional Headquarters Hospital – Mirpur
  • District Headquarters Hospital – Kotli

Sindh

  • Chandka Medical College Hospital – Larkana
  • Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College – Sukkur
  • Peoples Medical University Hospital – Nawabshah
  • Civil Hospital – Karachi
  • Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre – Karachi
  • Lyari General Hospital – Karachi
  • Indus Hospital – Karachi
  • Aga Khan Hospital – Karachi
  • Dow University of Health Sciences, Ojha – Karachi
  • District Health Offices (DHOs) all over the province

Gilgit Baltistan

  • GB allows people to contact district health authorities who will visit the patient’s home to collect samples.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Police Services Hospital

The Health Ministry has urged citizens exhibiting flu-like symptoms to undergo tests for coronavirus at the designated test centers.

The Ministry has once again directed the citizens to undertake precautionary cautions to avoid contracting the disease and to report suspected coronavirus cases at the dedicated helpline 1166.

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