Internal Medicine

Facilities & Services

The Department of Internal Medicine provides clinical cover for the following medical specialties:

Intensive Care: We are staffed with board-certified critical care consultants, formally-trained respiratory therapists and offer one-to-one nursing services. All of our intensive care unit (ICU) rooms are fully ventilator equipped. The ICU also has the facility to perform continuous veno-venous haemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) and intermittent Haemodialysis for critically ill patients.

Pulmonology; Our board-certified pulmonary consultants with formal training in interventional pulmonology have the ability to perform pleuroscopy, bronchoscopic tumour debulking, stent placement, trans-bronchial needle aspiration, trans-bronchial lung biopsies and percutaneous tracheostomies.

Gastroenterology: Experienced senior consultants perform both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies with capability to perform stenting and endoscopic ultrasound. We have state-of-the-art endoscopy suites with cutting-edge technology, fully-trained, specialised technicians and nurses managing patients side by side with skilled specialist physicians, both consultants and fellows, before, during and after the procedures.

Infectious Diseases: Board-certified, US-trained specialist consultants manage patients with complex diseases. We also offer dedicated HIV clinics, backed by state-of-the-art microbiology and PCR laboratory facilities.

General Internal Medicine and Hospitalist: This is available in the wards as well as the Emergency Assessment Room. In addition, there is a provision for CHCC Comprehensive Health Care Check-ups (CHCC) or annual wellness check visits, with specialists trained in this field. We also thoroughly assess those patients under-going surgeries for medical fitness prior to the procedure.

Palliative Care: This service is geared towards symptom control, especially pain, of patients who are terminally ill and towards the end of life. Prominent services include specialist palliative care physician led multidisciplinary outpatient clinics per week, inpatient and emergency room consult service for patients needing urgent symptom management, and a 24-hour palliative nursing telephone helpline with physician cover as needed. End of life care, according to the internationally-recognised Liverpool Care Pathway, is provided to terminally ill patients. SKMCH&RC is the only site in Pakistan registered with the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool, UK to use this pathway.

The Department of Internal Medicine also offers basic cardiology, nephrology and endocrinology consultations and care. Additionally, the department has the capability to provide services for ECG, ETT, Echocardiography (Trans Thoracic Echocardiographs and Trans Oesophageal Echocardiographs) as well as spirometry (PFTs) and cardio-pulmonary exercise testing.


  • The department is recognized for both FCPS and MRCP training in Medicine. The Department is also recognized for FCPS training in Gastroenterology and infectious Diseases.
  • The department offers a one year diploma in Respiratory Therapy.
  • ACLS Courses every 06 weeks for all health care staff.
  • MRCP PACES preparatory courses twice a year.
  • TOACS preparatory course held quarterly.


List of publications IM Department.

Awards, Certifications & Affiliations

The Department of Medicine is working towards JCIA recognition.

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