General health is at the risk across the province GilgitBaltistan. However, in the Skardu City, there are very few medical centers for a large community that cannot cater for the public. As a result, the paucity of efficacious hospitals need fully felt and meant in this regard.
According to Local Government information total population of Skardu is3,80,000/.Presently health services availabilityto the Skardu people is very poor:
Despite of all these set ups none of these unit is capable to tackle emergencies and the serious patients are to be shifted to Rawalpindi by ambulance and sometimes by aero plane. Total No of Doctors is 90 which mean only one Doctor for 4300 patients in Skardu area.
Keeping in view the dire needs of health services HIWM Allama Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi has established a state-of-the-art hospital in Skardu under the auspices of Al- Kauthar platform.
The construction of the hospital started in 1996 and completed in 2000. All necessary requirements of the people are fulfilled there