South City Hospital (Pvt.) Limited is a privately owned facility that covers a wide spectrum of specialties, with an aim to provide top grade medical care in a comfortable and luxurious environment.
In 2004, the owners of a private hospital in an upscale locality of Karachi, i.e. Clifton, announced its demolition to make way for a shopping centre and hotel complex. The destruction of a functional hospital created a vacuum that motivated a group of Pakistan’s top medical professionals to form a consortium and acquire an existing hospital in Clifton.
Address: South City Hospital (Pvt) Limited, St-1, Block-3, Shahrah-e-Firdousi, Clifton, Karachi.
Phone: 021-35862301-3, 021-35374072-5
In addition to the original consortium, SCH has since attracted some of Pakistan’s top doctors and surgeons. It is a top grade facility that rivals the finest hospitals in Europe and USA. Construction for the new SCH facility started in March 2005 and phase 1 became operational in December 2006 whereas phase 2 was completed in March 2008. The facility covers an area of 3,250 square yards and has a total capacity of 124 beds. It houses a pharmacy, laboratory, fully equipped radiology unit, 6 state of the art operating theatres, labor and delivery suites and a cardiac unit.
Dr. Saadia Virk
Dr. Saadia Virk, CEO at South City Hospital Karachi is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore. After completing her postgraduate training at the Aga Khan University she went for further training to UK and obtained Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In the UK she worked in institutions of excellence and obtained special training in general Gynaecology, Urogynaecolgoy, Oncology, Assisted Reproduction and high risk Obstetrics.
On return to Pakistan, with her leadership skills, she established departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Mid East Hospital and a centre of Assisted Reproduction at Australian Concept Infertility Centre in Karachi.
In 2008 she took the lead in establishing and inaugurating South City Hospital which is a state-of-the-art facility for surgical specialties. At present she is the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of this Hospital.
Clinical work is her second area of excellence. Her expertise lies in management of high risk pregnancies, infertility, assisted reproduction, oncology and laparoscopic surgery including LAVH, ovarian cystectomies, myomectomies, ectopics and endometriosis. She is also well versed with conventional general gynaecology. In recognition of her clinical work and leadership skills she has recently been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Under Dr. Saadia Virk’s supervision, South City Hospital is now an established and recognized centre for laparoscopic surgeries in gynaecology and general surgery.