Princess Zahra Aga Khan arrived in Mumbai on 19 February to visit the Prince Aly Khan Hospital (PAKH). The hospital is undergoing an expansion of its facilities, and Princess Zahra is the Chair of the Steering Committee for its redevelopment.
Opened on 30 June 1965, the Ismailia General Hospital started as a 16-bed facility in a rented flat in the Dongri area of Mumbai. It moved to the Aga Hall Estate in Mazgaon, Mumbai — grounds donated by Prince Aly Khan, who performed its foundation laying ceremony on 17 January 1955.
Today, Prince Aly Khan Hospital is a 162 bed, ISO certified, acute care, multi-specialty facility that aims to provide the highest standard of healthcare to all sections of society. Placing a particular emphasis on ethics and quality of service, the hospital also engages in education and research.