History of Development

Thumbnail Image Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex is an autonomous body. It has five components, Shaikh Zayed Hospital & National Institute of Kidney Diseases, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan Medical & Dental College, Shaikh Zayed Postgraduate Medical Institute, National Health Research Complex and Shaikha Fatima Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • The Trust was established on 6th November, 1973
  • H.H. Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan donated Rs.300 millions for the development of hospital
  • Govt. of Pakistan issued 56 acres of land to the hospital
  • At the time of completion, hospital had 360 beds
  • It was originally planned for 550 beds
  • In 2004, number of beds was upgraded to 713 beds
  • At present, it holds strength of 1031 beds


  • 1973


    • Establishment of Trust on 6th November, 1973.
    • Donation of Rs. 300 millions from H.H. Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.
    • Land 56 acres from Govt. of Pakistan.
    • At the time of completion, it had 360 beds.
  • 1986


    Inaugurated on 8th September 1986.

  • 1994

    (SFIN & HS)

    Addition of Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences on 10 March 1994.

  • 1994

    Administrative Control

    Administrative control was initially with Federal Ministry of Health which was transferred to Cabinet Division in 1994.

  • 2004


    In 2004, beds were upgraded to 713.

  • 2009

    Inauguration of SKZMDC

    Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Medical College (SKZMDC) was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 23rd March 2009.

  • 2010

    Inauguration of New Medical Campus

    New Medical Campus was inaugurated by the President of Pakistan on 14th January 2010.

  • 2012


    SZMC was devolved to Punjab Government on 14th February 2012.

  • 2019

    Administrative Control

    SZMC retrieved in the federal govt. and placed under Administrative Control of cabinet division on 22nd April 2019.