In 1945, as the sector began to rebuild at the cease of world struggle II, inside the north of the subcontinent, an Italian architect and struggle prisoner designed the Holy circle of relatives hospital (HFH) for Christian missionaries to serve the humans of the vicinity.

The hospital became opened in 1927 in an old building close to Liaquat Bagh on Murree street by means of the Christian project of Philadelphia, and it moved to the brand new building in satellite town in 1946. The assignment donated the clinic to the Punjab government in 1977, and then it have become the biggest coaching clinic in the department.


With its humble beginnings as 200-bed group, HFH now offers 1,050 beds. It's far affiliated with the Rawalpindi medical university (RMU), whose vice chancellor Dr Mohammad Umer in fact trained as a medical doctor at HFH and spent more than 35 years in service there.

The tale of the clinic starts with the arrival of nuns in the garrison town. In 1909, St Catherine’s health center opened behind the Presentation Convent in Rawalpindi, where Dr Anna Dangel, an Austrian, worked for years. Sister Anna Dangel in turn founded the clinical project of Sisters in the usa in 1925.

It changed into under her management, in conjunction with other project sisters, that HFH was mounted in 1927. The primary health center of its type within the region, it soon received a reputation for its maternity offerings.

whilst it moved to its present premises within the 40s, a lot of its medical doctors and nurses at the time were sisters, along with locals.

The health center had two storeys that housed 2 hundred-bed wards, an emergency room, an operation room, a labour room, nurseries, a private block, semi-personal rooms, a pharmacy, laboratory, an outpatient department and so on. The complete constructing became built using donations from Hindu, Christian and Muslim philanthropists within the town.

A chapel become also built in the health facility, and at the 0.33 ground a nursing school served as a schooling centre, a venue for commencement ceremonies and even activities. A tower, visible from afar and rising from this degree, is a landmark of the constructing.

The basement, meanwhile, housed protection, carpeting, electric, tailoring and cleansing workshops, as well as a massive laundry. This basement should accommodate all the clinic’s patients for the duration of emergency conditions, consistent with a catastrophe Plan.

RMU Vice Chancellor Dr Umer advised sunrise that missionaries set up the hospital to offer high first-rate medical offerings to sufferers from the place, and that they had sought to preserve this goal after the clinic changed into donated to the Punjab authorities.

He stated the sanatorium became elevated to a college’s coaching medical institution and upgraded to 1,050 beds with present day facilities, because of which patients come from Azad Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistanseeking remedy.

He introduced that the medical university has tried to maintain the antique constructing in its original form. Despite the fact that repairs and protection has been completed through the years, they did not disturb the antique shape, he stated.

“curiously, the building become constructed on donations. All the bricks had been made inside the medical institution’s brick kiln. The Christian missionaries accrued donations and plaques in numerous wards are evidence of that,” he added.

published in , March seventeenth, 2019