Welcome to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Institute Of Trauma
In order to meet the challenges of management of Trauma related emergencies, it became imperative for the Health Department, Govt of Sindh to visualize future needs and establish a specialized facility of emergency healthcare and trauma management, complying the standard criteria of level 1 Trauma Centre and having capacity of in-house training for personal. Across Pakistan, as even in tertiary carehospitals, the doctors in accident and emergency department are not properly trained for the care of the trauma victims.
Considering these facts, the government of Sindh decided to establish a state-of-the-art trauma centre at Dr. Ruth K. M. Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, named after Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB).The SMBB Institute of Trauma is a level I trauma centre and the first of its kind in South Asia. The different level refers to resource available, the degree of preparedness and the number of patients admitted yearly.
The Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Institute of Trauma is a level I category emergency healthcare facility. It is capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation.
Its salient elements include:24 hours in house coverage and prompt availability of care from relevant specialties; 500 beds for different Specialty Emergency Care & Management; Emergency receiving room – ER with 97 dedicated specialized beds; Fully equipped ICU and HDU; Eighteen fully equipped Operating Rooms dedicated for Emergency and Elective Surgery; Purpose built sophisticated Isolation Rooms for infectious diseases; Completely equipped dedicated examination clinics for Eye, ENT & Oral Maxillo-Facial Department; Medical Imaging Department with all range of modalities; In addition to Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Cardiothoracic Surgery are also available; Incorporates comprehensive quality assessment program: Operates an organized teaching and research plan to direct innovations in trauma care; Provides leadership in prevention and public awareness about trauma; Provides continuing education and training of the trauma team members
Aspires to be Southeast Asia’s primary Level-I specialized healthcare facility, providing timely emergency care and trauma management with patient centered focus”
“To provide free of cost care to traumatically injured patients through specially trained medical personnel with expertise in emergency medicine and where the Centre is at front of providing emergency care with the resources and the degree of preparedness to provide total care to patients from prevention to rehabilitation.”