Civil Hospital Karachi is a public sector multi-disciplinary teaching hospital, run by the Health Department of the Provincial Government. It is situated in a congested and thickly populated old area of Karachi city; the place is conveniently accessible to the underprivileged. Mounting number of patients seeking healthcare here has overstretched the resources and it functions beyond its capacity. Civil Hospital is providing leadership in patient care since its opening in the year 1898. As the largest tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with Dow Medical College it provides training and medical education to students, technologists, nurses and paramedical staff not only for itself but also for the whole province. The service of this hospital in the cause of human resource development is recognized as a major contribution to the national health care initiative.