FATIMA JINNAH INSTITUTE OF MOTHER & CHILD HEALTH
The Fatima Jinnah Institute of Mother and Child Health was conceived in the backdrop of extremely high maternal mortality, infant mortality and neonatal mortality rates in Pakistan; figures that serve as a stark reminder of countr y’s dismal performance in atta inment of relevant Susta inable Development Goals. It is a Rs. 9.9 billion project funded by the Specialized Health care and Medical Education Department, Government of the Punjab. The 600 bedded, state of the art institute will work with an objective to improve maternal and child health by quality service provision. It will also contribute towards attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. This new facility will house four new supraspecialities, including, Gynaecological Oncology, Uro Gynaecology, Fetomaternal Medicine and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). The institute will be supported by ‘Punjab Thalassaemia & Other Genetic Disorder Prevention and Research Institute’, already established at FJMU. With 100 ICU beds for mothers, neonatal and pediatrics population, the facility will be first of its kind in public th sector. Earth breaking ceremony of this project was performed on 24 February, 2020 and th work is in full swing to meet the target completion date of 30 June 2022.