50-bed Aga Khan Medical Centre opened in Gilgit

KARACHI: Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Prince Rahim Aga Khan inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre in Gilgit on Tuesday.

According to a media release, the Aga Khan Medical Centre was established to provide health care in large underserved areas and to complement the government’s efforts to attain the sustainable development goals in health.

The facility — the Gilgit Centre — would provide high quality diagnostic and secondary health care and connect the Gilgit hub through a digital health network to clinics in Singal, Gupis, Aliabad, Soust, Booni and Garamchashma, it added.

Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim — who both are members of the board of directors of the Aga Khan Development Network — also visited a school in Rahimabad and the Aga Khan University’s Professional Development Centre, North, in Gilgit.

Princess Zahra visits with students in the Early Childhood Development programme at the Diamond Jubilee Model High School in Rahimabad

Staff and volunteers bid farewell to Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim as they depart the Aga Khan Medical Centre in Gilgit.